World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - The Confrontation
Archived: The Confrontation - Fényes szelek (1969)

director: Miklós Jancsó

composer: Paul Arma
With: Andrea Drahota, Kati Kovács, Lajos Balázsovits, a.o.

duration: 80 minutes
Drama, Music/Musical

Film Fest Gent - The Confrontation

"Set in 1947, shortly after the Communist Party had taken control of Hungary, 'The Confrontation' presents an attempt by students from the People's College to debate students from a nearby Catholic seminary. Easy to see as a parable about the student revolts of '68, the film is also specific (and personal: Jancsó himself was a seminarian who converted to the Party in 1945). Domestically it was seen as an affront to the heroic past of the now middle-aged Communist Party." (Senses of Cinema)

"The entire film is punctuated with these beautiful young people running around the monastery courtyard, or the surrounding area, singing Marxist songs and traditional Hungarian ditties. They are filmed in long roving takes that share with Béla Tarr the incredible ability to feel like several different shots." (Cinevue) 


director: Miklós Jancsó
composer: Paul Arma
producer: Ottó Föld, József Bajusz
screenplay: Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó
Editor: Zoltán Farkas
Cinematography: Tamás Somló

production company: MAFILM IV. Játékfilmstúdió

More info

dialogue: Hungarian
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Hungary
year: 1969


MIKLÓS JANCSÓ (1921-2014): We Took Over the Cause of Peace (1950, short), A szovjet mezögazdasági küldöttek tanításai (1951, short), A 8. szabad május 1 (1952, short), Ordinary Ways (1953, short), Arat az orosházi 'Dózsa' (1953, short), The Health-giving Waters of Tisza (1954, short), Portraits of an Exhibition (1954, short), Ösz Badacsonyban (1954, short), Galga mentén (1954, short), Emberek! Ne engedjétek! (1954, short), Young People, Remember (1955, short), Varsói világifjúsági talákozó I-III (1955, short), The Youth… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director Miklós Jancsó

2018:The Round-Up
2018:The Red and the White
2018:Winter Wind
2018:Red Psalm
1994:The Round-Up
1974:Winter Wind


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