If we were to say that the basic job of a director is to block out action and determine how to cover it w/ a camera, than it would seem obvious to me that Jancsó is the greatest director of all time. Nowhere else in art cinema are there basic logistics as mindblowing as in Jancsó. This is the first of his color films I have seen. And: wow. Red Psalm may be the best looking color movie subsequent to Red Desert.
Grottesco. Cioè ha una scena visivamente bellissima e anche il resto esteticamente non è male eh, ma porca la paletta zozza 'mpestata credo di non aver mai visto una cosa così didascalica. E non venitemi a dire "FUCKING CONSCIOUS, FUCKING POLITICAL" che negli stessi anni ce stavano Petri, Watkins, etcetc. 'tacci vostra.
This is probably Jancso's most beautiful film. The choreography is fantastic, the colours are enticing and the politics are spot on. Virtually plotless but who needs plot when you're watching a potential workers revolution unfold?