Sun November 14, 2021 4:00 PM

THE RED AND THE WHITE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | U.S. Premiere of New 4K Restoration

This is a vaccinated-only screening.

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  • RELEASED IN: 1967
  • 87 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: MIKLÓS JANCSÓ

ABOUT THE FILM

The story of the film takes place in 1918 on Soviet territory and reveals the murderous clashes between Red troops and the overwhelming White guards. The commander of the Hungarian volunteers stationed in the monastery at Ipatyev prepares for the execution of White prisoners, but in a few minutes it is the Whites who begin a terrible slaughter over his corpse. Only a couple of Hungarians, László and his boss István, escape. This beautiful black and white by Jancsó dissects with surgical precision the mechanisms at work behind every war. The film was commissioned by the Soviet Union for the 50th anniversary of the 1917 revolution but Jancsó’s version has never been screened in Russian movie theatres.

“Working in elaborately choreographed long takes with often spectacular vistas, Jancsó invites us to study the mechanisms of power almost abstractly, with a cold eroticism thatmay suggest some of the subsequent work of Stanley Kubrick. If you’ve never encountered Jancsó’s work, you shouldn’t miss this. He may well be the key Hungarian filmmaker of the sound era, and certain later figures such as Bela Tarr would be inconceivable without him.”–Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 2016

 

FORMAT: 4K Restoration

DISTRIBUTOR: Kino Lorber