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Red Psalm


Directed by Miklós Jancsó

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Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó directs this socialist paean depicting the rise and fall of a peasant revolt.

Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, the film - shot in just 28 long takes - recounts the story of a peasant uprising in Hungary, delivering an exuberantly expressive essay on the nature of revolution and the underlying issues of oppression, morality and violence.

Radical in execution and poetic in scope, Red Psalm is inspired by folklore and song, Jancsó's camera travelling amongst groups of moving figures in an elaborate cinematic ballet. 

  • Message of Stones (A kövek üzenete) – Hegyalja: The third film in Miklós Jancsó's renowned but rarely seen documentary series Message of Stones
  • Brand new anamorphic 16:9 digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the director
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • 20-page booklet featuring an expansive new essay by
  • author and film programmer Peter Hames
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SKU 5060114150553
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN061
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1972
Director Miklós Jancsó
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Hungary
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound Original mono (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Hungarian
Running time 82 min
DVD region 2
Certificate 15
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