THE TRAGEDY OF MAN (North American Premiere)
HUNGARIAN ANIMATION FILM
“Man, I have spoken: struggle and have faith.”
Written and directed by Marcell Jankovics, based on the play by Imre Madách
Cannes Palme D’Or winner and Oscar-nominated Hungarian legend of animation, Marcell started the process of adapting his film in 1988 and after two decades has finally finished. The film follows the structure of the play and consists of 15 acts that guide us through the past and the future of mankind. It opens with the creation of the world and we are introduced to Adam and Eve and follow them through space and time in search of the meaning of life with the guidance of Lucifer. We watch them travel from the Garden of Eden and other historic periods until we arrive in 19th century London and from there the film explodes past 150 years and we get a glimpse of the future. The film is a dramatic version of the play while it keeps the philosophical profoundness of Madach’s book. The film is visually unique with its wit and makes Lucifer’s fight for the souls of Adam and Eve more compelling than ever.
The Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles has become one of the leaders in presenting contemporary Hungarian cinema not only to the Hungarian community but to all foreign film lovers everywhere. Movies inspire us and teach us to look at the world differently and with our movies and documentary selection this year we feel we have accomplished just that. This year we are proud to present an array of different films that focus on human rights
For a full listing of films please check out our website www.hufestival.com