Hungarian Film Festival

The Wende Museum joins in presenting the 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Consulate General of Hungary in Los Angeles.

Guilt and Impunity (Bűn és büntetlenség)
Saturday, March 26, 2011 – 6:00 PM

The documentary Guilt and Impunity, directed by Tamás Novák, Fruzsina Skrabski, is about Béla Biszku, who had been the Minister of the Interior after the revolution of 1956. From 1957 to 1961, he was one of the officials involved in the retributions against the participants of the uprising against the socialist government.

The screening at The Wende Museum is preceded by a reception at 5:30pm and followed by a museum tour at 7:30pm.

Reservations required, as space is limited: Please email: info@wendemuseum.org

Where there’s Tyranny... (Hol zsarnokság van…)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – 8:00 PM

“Where there’s Tyranny...” was originally made in 1989 about the life of Endre Sárközy, the presiding judge in a series of political trials held in the 1950s.

The film premiered in 1990 but it sat untouched in an archive for 20 years after Endre Sárközy had the film banned claiming it to be libelous.

This in-depth interview with the judge responsible for sentencing the death penalty on numerous occasions during the period provides the perfect depiction of the psychological workings of a dictatorship over time. It portrays the terrifying mental pressure that pushed people towards weakness and cowardice and twisted a judge who wanted to do his very best job but eventually found himself sentencing fellow countrymen to death.

The screening at The Wende Museum is preceded by a Museum tour & reception at 7PM.

Reservations required, as space is limited: Please email: info@wendemuseum.org

Hungarian Film Festival