Ichak Fintzi plays the painter Czontvary (1854-1919) in this biographical drama. The gifted artist was recognized over 30 years after his death by a communist country that considered him to be “rehabilitated” by the 1950s.
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With much to recommend it, Zoltán Huszárik's interpretive bio film of Hungarian painter, Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, seems to ooze and then explode in a bluster of tortured-artist tedium and an orgy of imagistic camera set-ups which place far too much attention on the director's auteurist control as well as the lead actor's flourishes of bravura allowing the