Hypocrites R: Lois Weber. P: Hobart Bosworth Company. The contemporary Gabriel is the pastor of a large wealthy urban congregation for whom religion is a matter of appearances, not beliefs.
Generations Hand in Hand Hungarian cinema is represented by three generations at the Berlinale this year. Passing the baton is essential to keep the classic features of Hungarian film, thus every so often creating something fresh and original. Three generations, three international premieres.
This vintage real photo postcard features beautiful and sensuous actress Miss Vilma Banky She was born in Hungary but was an American silent film actress. She began her acting career in Budapest and later France, Austria, and Germany. She played romantic roles opposite Ronald Coleman and Rudolph Valentino.
The Silents by Numbers strand celebrates some very personal top 10s by silent film enthusiasts and experts. There are more of these X-rated moments than you might think and people will have plenty of their own choices according to taste, shockability and squeamishness. And yes it was also released as a silent!
Starring Douglas Fairbanks. Review: This early Douglas Fairbanks comedy one of the firstin which he plays a perpetually exuberant crusader for laughing, makes for entertaining viewing. An audience unaccustomed to the period may not get most of the jokes, which include references to popular dances and sayings that passed out of favor with Theda Bara, but it is still funny, endearing and heart- warming.
An old lady jumps off an apartment building in Budapest. Instead of a horrible death, she picks up the pieces of her broken glasses and walks up the stairs. These events seem to have occurred somewhere or to occur in the future.
N ot so long ago, a well-known and by no means ignorant critic waxed lyrical to me about a film he had just seen by a director totally unknown to him. He found the film fascinating and unlike anything he had seen before. Jancso may be largely forgotten now, but in the s and early s he was one of the most famous film-makers in Europe, the recipient of the best director award at Cannes and of numerous other festival trophies.
Just got back from adventuring in Transylvania and Hungary. Found all of these titles by chance in a backstreet bookshop in Budapest. Some fairly unhinged imagery similar to the covers I featured last year from Lviv in the Ukraine. My favourites are the first few surreal and Sci fi beauties, as well as the psychedelic beast above.