Australia, 2015, 4 minutes
Director: Amber McBride
Maria escaped from Communist Hungary during the 1956 uprising. She was seeking creative freedom, but her husband could not tear himself away from his successful filmmaking career to go with her. As she attempted to build a new life in Australia, he made a feature film about her escape. His film was revolutionary for its time and wildly successful. Fifty-seven years later, she tells her version of the story.
Denmark, 2014, 97 minutes
Directors: Anders Østergaard, Erzsebét Rácz
1989 is the story of Prime Minister Miklós Németh of Hungary, and at the same time it is the inside story of the events leading to the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Németh plays himself in reenactments making novel use of historical film. As the plot unfolds young Németh takes power as a reformer amongst hardliners but events accelerate as he takes down the border fence. His survival and triumph are portrayed in archival video.
In English, Hungarian, German and Russian with English subtitles
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