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The Whistling Cobble Stone
A sípoló macskakő
dir. Gyula Gazdag / Hungary 1971 / 96’
subtitles: Polish and English
Golden Era of Hungarian Cinema

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Born in 1947 in Budapest, Hungarian director and pedagogue, involved now in the Sundance Filmmakers Lab. In his artistic search he tried both feature films: the famous The Whistling Cobblestone (A sípoló macskakö, 1971), and documentaries. He obtained many special awards at film festivals and the special prize from the San Sebastian festival's jury for Stand Off (Túsztörténet, 1989) and the best Hungarian film award for A Hungarian Fairy Tale (Hol volt, hol nem volt, 1987). Such films as The Banquet (A bankett, 1982) or Package Tour (Társasutazás) were included in the list of 100 best documentaries by the International Documentary Association.

Selected filmography:

1969 Hosszú futásodra mindig számíthatunk / The Long Distance Runner

1970 A válogatás / Selection

1971 A sípoló macskakö / The Whistling Cobblestone

1974 Bástyasétány hetvennégy / Singing on the Treadmill

1982 A bankett / The Banquet

1983 Elveszett illúziók / Lost Illusions

1985 Társasutazás / Package Tour

1987 Hol volt, hol nem volt / A Hungarian Fairy Tale

1989 Túsztörténet / Stand Off

1991 Chroniques hongroises / Hungarian Chronicles

1997 Ginsberg - Egy költö a Lower East Side-ról / A Poet on the Lower East Side: A Docu-Diary on Allen Ginsberg

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