Shreds and fragments of film poetry that make its own place on the edge of a document film. The film is a college of dialogue between nature, abandoned country, and human fancy. The director with sovereign poetry and a strong sense of grotesque introduces a myth of creation, human finality and continuousness of recovering nature. Huszárik’s individual style of merry resignation appears here again with features of particular abstract sensibility. There is an inherent reflection of time, particularly the impossibility of coming back in the picture. Whereas a film by itself main idea is that its existence in the light makes present what can’t return, that film in the light and movement becomes something that can never be alone. —http://www.dokument-festival.cz
Zoltán Huszárik (born József Zoltán Huszárik, May 14, 1931 – October 15, 1981) was an influental Hungarian film director, screenwriter, visual artist and occasional actor, an acclaimed auteur of the European modern art film.
Huszárik was born in the small village of Domony, Hungary. His father died when he was two years old. Being an only child, Huszárik had an adoring relationship with his widowed mother. His background had a great influence on his work.
He was accepted to the Hungarian School of Film and Theatrical Arts, but was expelled in 1952 because his family was blamed to be Kulaks. He took on different jobs, when—after a seven-year hiatus—he was again accepted to the film school in 1959. In the same year he made his first student film, a short entitled Játék/Game about two prisoners playing chess with the shadow of their bars when the sun shines unto their cell. Huszárik’s graduation film was another short entitled Groteszk/Grotesque in 1963… read more