Istvan Szabo's 1966 feature is a brilliant and perceptive story of war, memory and loss.
The first part of the film is set just after the end of WW2, and tells the story of a young boy whose father is killed in the war. In the boy's imagination his absent father becomes a towering heroic figure - fighting Nazi's, leading the Hungarian resistance, performing medical miracles as a brilliant surgeon and leading the country as revered President! Years later - as the film moves into it's second half, set at the time of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, the boy is now a young student and finds that heroism is suddenly a matter of perception...
Full of wonderful humour, great insight and fascinating detail FATHER (APA) appears as fresh as a daisy.
On top of all this, the DVD is presented in a wonderful new transfer - I can't imagine the film has ever looked better.