In Memoriam Gyongyossy Imre (1997)

Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Germany, Hungary  |  
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Writer/director Imre Gynongyossy was well-regarded in Hungary for his complex, metaphysical films that often reflected the three years he spent in prison after being convicted of some obscure "crime" during the Stalinist "show trials" of the early '50s. Three years after his death from heart failure, his wife Kagaslin Petenyi and his long time working partner Barna Kabay teamed up to make this documentary chronicle of Gyongyossy's life. Rather than using interviews with others, the filmmakers chose to recreate Gyongyossy's life by editing together snippets from his poetry, and segments of interviews with him combined with home-movie footage and still photographs. It also includes clips from the director's many films.



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