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Great news about MEPHISTO -- one of the most strangely neglected films around, it has fallen off the map for just far too long.Timec wrote: ↑Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:41 amKino will be releasing ten restored Hungarian films:There's a lot of overlap with Second Run here, but I'll be happy to upgrade the Jancsó titles (assuming they're released on BD.)Variety wrote:Kino Lorber has announced that it has acquired North American rights for ten newly restored classics from the Hungarian National Film Fund- Film Archive.
The titles includes “Mephisto,” directed by István Szabó, which won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 1981 Academy Awards; “Colonel Redl,” directed by Szabó and a 1986 Academy Award nominee; Szabo’s “Confidence,” winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 1980 Berlin International Film Festival and 1981 Academy Award nominee.
The others are “My 20th Century, directed by Ildikó Enyedi; and six films by Miklós Jancsó — “The Red and White,” “The Confrontation,” “Elektra, My Love,” “The Round-Up,” “Winter Wind” and “Red Psalm,”which won the Best Director award at 1972 Cannes Film Festival.
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Yes, they are often considered a trilogy as all three films star Klaus Maria Brandauer in, as Wikipedia notes, a "series of roles based on historical figures who, as represented in the films, compromised their morals in order to climb the ladder of success within a context of authoritarian political power". Colonel Redl is a little less celebrated partly because Mephisto won the Foreign Language Academy Award (though Colonel Redl won the Jury Prize at Cannes), and perhaps also because it is dealing with a World War I era figure rather than Nazism, but its worth thinking of all three films as loosely thematically connected (I sometimes think of them superficially in the same way as the three historical Aleksandr Sokurov films Moloch, Taurus and The Sun, though of course The Sun has a different actor in the major historical figure role, and those films are dealing more with central figureheads losing their grip on power)