PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Current

Local title
Voolus
Title in Russian
Current
Original title
Sodrásban
Director
István Gaál
Country
Hungary
Year
1963
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
In Focus: In Hungary
Genre
drama
Subject
interpersonal relationships, betrayal, belonging

‘Current’ was the first film of the Hungarian new wave. A company of young people spend their summer holidays by a river. They are absorbed in sun-bathing and swimming, and more and more of them dive into the depths of the river to collect mud. None of the young people notice that one of them is no longer with them…

Pier Paolo Pasolini praised the film as one of the best in 1965.

Awards and selections:
1964 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Main Prize
1964 – Hungarian Film Critics’ Award – for Best Directing, Best Cinematography
1965 – Pesaro International Film Festival – Young Critics’ Award
2019 – Venice Classics – Official Selection

Director
István Gaál
Screenwriter
István Gaál
Cast
Andrea Drahota, Marianna Moór, Istvánné Zsipi, Sándor Csikós, János Harkányi
DoP
Sándor Sára
Editor
István Gaál
Music
Girolamo Frescobaldi, András Szöllösy
Production
Hunnia Filmstúdió
Runtime
Language
Hungarian
Subtitles
English
Director
István Gaál

István Gaál (1933–2007)

Valik: Sodrásban (1964), Magasiskola (The Falcons, 1970), Legato (1978), Cserepek (Potteries, 1981)

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Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening031603 / Voolus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening041601 / Voolus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration