Miklós Jancsó x 6

January 14 to February 6

Long before Béla Tarr established himself as the Hungarian master of the long take, there was Miklós Jancsó, whose epic 1965 historical drama The Round-Up Tarr counts among his favorite films of all-time. Jancsó, whose directing career began in the 1950s, became an international arthouse sensation in the ’60s, renowned at home and abroad for works like The Red and the White (1967) and Red Psalm (1971), which combine a breadth of scale to rival Visconti, a keen eye for the telling historical detail, and an unbelievably intricate, arabesque choreography of bodies in motion. Jancsó’s films have been less screened in recent years, owing to the paucity of decent materials, but this selection of six new restorations brings them roaring back in all of their broad-shouldered splendor, emotional impact, and epic scope. Films that have to be seen—and preferably seen big—to be believed.

Previously Screened