Thursday Cinema
Magyarok [Hungarians]

Salt Galata

June 1, 2017 19.00

Magyarok 1978 <i>Magyarok</i> [Macarlar] (1978) filminden bir kare
İstanbul’daki Macar Kültür Merkezi’nin izniyle
Still from Magyarok [Hungarians] (1978)
With the kind permission of Hungarian Cultural Centre in Istanbul
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Magyarok [Hungarians] (1978)
Director: Zoltán Fábri
107 minutes
Hungarian; Turkish and English subtitles

Set during the brink of World War II, Zoltán Fábri’s 1978 film Magyarok [Hungarians] depicts a group of migrant workers who moved from Hungary to work on a farm in Northern Germany. Although laboring in decent and fair conditions, the group begins to reconsider their surroundings after witnessing the ill-treatment of prisoners of war, and those who have succumb to the fate of the time. What they face in their proposal to leave is the truth of an era overrun by Nazi-occupied Germany, and a struggle against all obstacles to escape it.

Award-winning director Fábri’s war-era drama was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979.

Part of the Thursday Cinema program supported by Garanti Mortgage, this screening is organized in cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Istanbul. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.