AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY
2001, Paramount, 106 min, Dir: Éva Gárdos

Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Goldwyn star in this drama inspired by the true story of director Éva Gárdos' own life. Persecuted by an oppressive Communist government, a Hungarian couple makes a daring fight for freedom. The escape is successful, but comes at an unthinkable price - the couple's baby, Suzanne, is left behind in Hungary. Six years later, the girl is uprooted from the only parents that she knows and reunited with her biological parents in California. But as she grows, so do the questions about her mysterious past and heritage. Feeling lost and alienated, the rebellious teenage Suzanne (Johansson) returns to Hungary, embarking on a personal search for the true meaning of family, freedom and home.


MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
1935, Warner Bros. , 132 min, Dir: Frank Lloyd

The South Pacific, 1789. On the far side of the Earth from their home in England, the crew of the H.M.S. Bounty suffers under the sadistic leadership of its captain, William Bligh (Charles Laughton). Months from its return to port, the ship's first mate, Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable), realizes that many of the crewmembers will not survive the voyage unless he takes control of the ship. But his decision to mutiny means that none of the crew can ever return home in this enduring, true adventure filmed on location in Tahiti. Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Edited by Margaret Booth.


BUDAPEST NOIR
2017, Menemsha Films, 95 min, Dir: Éva Gárdos

Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Nazi Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out - for now. Meanwhile crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon (Krisztián Kolovratnik), a cynic who thinks he has seen it all, stumbles upon an unusual killing in a seedy part of the city, the victim being a young woman with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. An official stonewall blocks his investigation, provoking Gordon to solve the puzzle of her demise. With the help of Krisztina (Reka Tenki), a beautiful photographer who once broke his heart, Gordon pursues his own investigation into Budapest's dark underbelly - a world of pornography, boxers, brothels and Communist cells - all the way to the highest echelons of power.


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