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The Father ()

directed by István Szabó
featuring Andras Balint, Miklos Gabor, Klari Tolnay, Daniel Erdelyi, Kati Solyom

In The Father (Apa), Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo invests a great deal of poetry and warmth in a story that, in lesser hands, might have become a wallow in bathos. After his father is killed in World War II, a young Hungarian boy named Tako concocts a fantasy image of the parent he never really knew. Convincing himself of his father's unstinting bravery, the boy grows into a man (Andras Balint) who hopes to emulate his dad's heroism. During the 1956 uprising, our hero falls in love with Jewish refugee Anni (Kati Solyom) ...

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Father: A Film By Istvan Szabo
2004, Hungarofilm

UPC: 738329036928

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