Hungary, New York

Tonight in New York: Kinofest NYC Film Festival Features Hungarian Film “Torn From the Flag”

Kinofest NYC Film Festival 2011
Tonight’s Screenings:

Torn From the Flag
7PM at the Ukrainian Museum (222 E 6th Street)

Director: Klaudia Kovacs

Hungarian/English (w/Eng. subtitles)

USA, 2007

96 min

This incisive sociopolitical and historical documentary covers the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the ensuing international decline of communism with both archival footage and interviews with then youthful revolutionaries, Russia’s Budapest-based troop commander and other historical notables. The extensive interviews span across the US, Hungary, Russia and Italy supplying viewers with lots of new information on behind-the-scenes political dramas leading up to and shortly after the revolution. This film garnered 8 film festival awards worldwide and participated in the 2009 Oscar competition in the “Best Documentary” category.