Films of István Szabó

Mephisto, Confidence, and Colonel Redl, each presented in stunning new restorations from the Hungarian National Film Archive. Szabó's films offer a powerful vision of human experiences across two world wars, interweaving deeply personal stories against the larger tapestry of European history.


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Mephisto

This 1981 Academy Award winner (Best Foreign Language Film) concerns a passionate, but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved.


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Colonel Redl

Set in the lead up to WWI, Hungarian master István Szabó's Cannes Grand Jury Prizer winner charts the rise of Alfred Redl to head of counter-intelligence of the Austro-Hungarian Army.


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Confidence

In World War II-era Hungary, the resistance pairs two unrelated members to act as husband and wife in an effort to stay hidden in plain sight. Will they be able to maintain the illusion without giving in to their growing feelings for each other?


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Bonus Extra - Remembrance of József Romvári

A short portrait of Hungarian production designer József Romvári (Mephisto, Confidence, Colonel Redl), made by his granddaughter Sophy Romvari. Only available in our $19.99 Szabo Films bundle.


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