The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a Hungarian film, 25 Fireman's Street (Tuzolto Utca 25), on 28th November, at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet. The film is directed by Istvan Szabo, and has Janos Jani, Lucyna Winnicka, Peter Muller, Rita Bekes and Zoltan Zelk playing the central characters.
Comic, melancholy, ribald and hallucinatory, 25 Fireman's Street is both a groundbreaking entry into the New Hungarian Cinema of the '70s and a timeless, intoxicatingly rich moviemaking triumph. Through an affirming cascade of poetic wanderings through lives lived to the fullest, 25 Fireman's Street plots a personal map of Hungary's fortunes from the Hapsburgs to the Soviets.
On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and painstakingly intimate detail, the looming wrecking ball pales in significance to the accumulated experiences each dreamer revisits. Pre-war prejudice, occupying Nazis and Stalinist deprivations all come and go as each tenant's backward glance yields moments of aching sensuality, infectious exuberance and catastrophic loss.
Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.