From the director of THE ROUND-UP, MY WAY HOME and RED PSALM.
Paralleling the dramatic student protests and riots that were exploding across the world in the 1960s at the time the film was made, THE CONFRONTATION is a story of protest and rebellion in 1947 Hungary when the Communist Party have just taken power.
Jancso's first colour film is another virtuoso display by a director at the peak of his powers, and eloquently explores the complex issues and inherent problems of revolutionary democracy.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Hungarian ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Booklet, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Jancsó's first film in colour is a virtuoso display by one of cinema's greatest artists. It eloquently explores the complex issues and inherent problems of revolutionary democracy and asks the question: what happens after the revolution is won? Paralleling the dramatic student protests and riots that were exploding across the world in the 1960s when the film was made, The Confrontation is a story of rebellion in Hungary 1947 after the Communist Party had just taken power. Told in an operatic but supremely naturalistic style with songs of revolution used to punctuate the narrative and shot in long fluid takes, The Confrontation combines a radical aesthetic with radical politics to become a film as revolutionary in form as it is in subject. ...The Confrontation ( Fényes szelek ) ( Sparkling Winds )