CONFIDENCE
BIZALOM
1980, Kino Lorber, 165 min, Hungary, Dir: István Szabó

1980’s CONFIDENCE was nominated for the Academy Award and Szabó won Berlin's Silver Bear for Best Director. In World War II-era Hungary, the resistance pairs two unrelated members to act as husband and wife in an effort to stay hidden in plain sight. Will they be able to maintain the illusion without giving in to their growing feelings for each other? “Subtle, haunting imagery, fine acting and directorial concern make this almost Kafkaesque film an absorbing drama.” – Variety.


MEPHISTO
1981, Kino Lorber, 144 min, West Germany/Hungary/Austria, Dir: István Szabó

An Academy Award winner for Best Foreign-Language Film, MEPHISTO concerns a passionate but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved. “This film is a work of art. The film transmits its messages so forcefully that no one can remain unaffected.” - Ingmar Bergman.


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