The Confrontation

Fényes szelek
Director: Miklós Jancsó

Hungary, 1969, drama, 80 min., hungarian with french and lithuanian subtitles, N-13

In 1947-48 a group of the NÉKOSZ youth conquers a church secondary school and provokes discussion with the students there on the validity of Marxism. They improvise dances and choirs on the yard, when a police officer wants to arrest a few Catholic students. Laci, who stands for the clever, democratic persuasion, renounces. Power will be taken by two sectarian girls: Teri and Jutka. They force the priests to take off their clothes, they throw books out, break windows. When the leadership of the movement arrives, they denounce the extremist conduct and excommunicate the two girls.

Section: Miklós Jancsó film retrospective

Screenplay: Gyula Hernádi

Dir. of Photography: Tamás Somló

Producer: Szilárd Újhelyi

Cast: András Kozák, Lajos Balázsovits, Andrea Drahota, Kati Kovács, András Bálint