Shorts by Jancsó

Jancsó rövidek
Hungary

Derkovits/ Derkovits (1958)
Dir.: Miklós Jancsó, Phot.: Tamás Somló, 16 mins.

"We need to connect the visual arts with what we need to say. As a painter and a modern human being it’s my duty to fully express phenomena of our life and society." A documentary about the life and work of the painter Gyula Derkovits, who died in 1934.


Halhatatlanság/Immortality (1959)
Dir.: Miklós Jancsó, Phot.: Tamás Somló, 20 mins.

The film commemorates the sculptor György Goldmann, who died as a martyr at a young age. The filmmakers remodeled the destroyed Goldman statues based on existing photos and also complemented them with a peculiar plastic system of symbols.


Jelenlét/Presence (1965)
Dir.: Miklós Jancsó, Phot.: János Kende, Cast: Ernő Lefkovics, Bernáth Róth, 8 mins.

Miklós Jancsó’s short film takes us to the neglected cemetery of Bodrogkeresztúr and to the ruins of the synagogue in Olaszliszka. The two visitors of the synagogue, two elderly Jewish men revive the Jewish tradition through a short ceremony amidst traces of death in a completely destroyed environment.


Második jelenlét/Second Presence (1978)
Dir.: Miklós Jancsó, Phot.: János Kende, Cast: Tamás Lőwy, László Deutsch, 8 mins.

The cemetery and the synagogue are much more neglected than thirteen years ago, but their visitors - this time two young Jewish men – are looking for the past the same way and in a brief ceremony they summon the Jewish tradition amidst the ruins of the synagogue.


Harmadik jelenlét/Third presence (1986)
Dir.: Miklós Jancsó, Phot.: János Kende, Cast: Dr. Tamás Raj, Endre Gerendai, Dávid Jancsó, Ráhel Raj, 13 mins.

Third visit to the Jewish cemetery in Bodrogkeresztúr and the synagogue in Olaszliszka. Weed grows on the inside of the synagogue which no longer has a roof, the kids are playing here, touch the wall, climb it and sing.


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