The Tyrant's Heart

A zsarnok szíve, avagy Boccaccio Magyarországon, colour, Hungarian drama, 1981, dir: Miklós Jancsó, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 86’



09.21. 20:30
Toldi Small Hall

Directed by Miklós Jancsó
Screenplay by Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó
Director of photography: János Kende
Music by György Orbán, Zoltán Simon, Tamás Cseh
Cast: László Gálffi, Teresa Ann Savoy, Ninetto Davoli
Genre: drama
Production: Budapest Stúdió, Bocca di Leone Cinematografica, RAI Cinema

Intrigue and deceit in medieval Hungary, with spectacular choreography by Miklós Jancsó. Gáspár (László Gálffi), the youngest scion of the ruling family, returns home from Italy and discovers he is destined to be crowned king. However, the path to the throne is convoluted and in the death dance around the court nobody can escape their fate. Ninetto Davoli, known from Pasolini films, also plays an important role alongside Gálffi, while József Madaras and György Cserhalmi similarly excel in this carnival-like allegory mixed with pantomime.