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still from The Fifth Seal (Az ötödik pecsét) (Zoltán Fábri, HU 1976)

The Fifth Seal

Zoltán Fábri / HU, 1976 / 111 min.

In September, we focus on the rich history of Hungarian cinema. Zoltan Fábri’s The Fifth Seal is a philosophical allegory about making moral choices at times of repression. On September 20 political philosopher Ivana Ivkovic introduces this classic of Hungarian cinema which has been restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive.

poster The Fifth Seal (Az ötödik pecsét) (Zoltán Fábri, HU 1976)

István Szábo, Márta Mészáros, Zoltán Fábri and Míklos Jancsó: four filmmakers who raised eyebrows under the Communist regime in Hungary. Their films screened at international festivals, won major awards (an Oscar for Szábo’s Mephisto) and were praised for their artistic quality and critical attitude towards the regime.

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Zoltán Fábri

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Az ötödik pecsét


111 min.







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still from The Fifth Seal (Az ötödik pecsét) (Zoltán Fábri, HU 1976)
still from The Fifth Seal (Az ötödik pecsét) (Zoltán Fábri, HU 1976)

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