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RÓZSA UTCA (in Hungarian)
A documentary film


The following people gathered at the flat of Márta Mészáros, film director, in the summer of 2003: Mészáros herself, Miklós Jancsó, Ferenc Grunwasky, Péter Bacsó, Ágnes Heller, György Konrád, Frigyes Gödrös, Júlia Orbán, Valéria Wagner, Panni Sárdy and Katalin Jancsó. Rózsa utca, the street where the flat is, became a household word back in the Sixties and Seventies, when Mészáros and Jancsó were living there as a married couple,. Their flat was as a kind of agora, a public place where writers, film people, actors, artists and their Hungarian and foreign friends came together almost every day.


The gathering, reminiscent of those earlier occasions, was not spent simply in recollections. It turned into a deep, analytical discussion that made an exciting contribution to the political and cinematic history of the Sixties and Seventies. Of course, the film includes recollections of many entertaining occurrences as well, and some superlative clips…

Photographs: Réka Sárközy

Camera: Gábor Halász
Sound: István Sipos
Editor: Kata Juhász
Director: Éva Pataki
Producer: Réka Sárközy

The length of the film is 60 minutes.
Production: 1956-os KHT, on behalf of the 1956 Institute, Budapest.
The film was made with funding from the Hungarian Historical Film Foundation and Mokép Rt.

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Last updated:  Monday, 2-April-2007

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