Considered a great ‘lost masterpiece’ of international cinema, Szindbád was chosen by Hungarian writers and filmmakers as one of the three best Hungarian films of all time. Based on the stories of surrealist writer Gyula Krúdy, this iconic film is a lush and sensuous depiction of the life, loves and memories of serial seducer Szindbád (Zoltán Latinovits).
As Szindbád contemplates his life of hedonism and romance, the film powerfully evokes the passage of time and the exploration of memory through extraordinarily beautiful imagery. An erotic elegy, at once lyrical and surreal, Szindbád is a work of intoxicating, almost overwhelming physical beauty – a unique experience unlike any other in modern cinema.
The DVD is presented in a brand new anamorphic digital transfer with restored picture and sound, and extras include a filmed appreciation of the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland, and an expansive new essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.
• Szindbád: An appreciation – new filmed interview with Peter Strickland (director, Katalin Varga).
• 20-page booklet featuring a new essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.