Kinofest NYC Film Festival 2011
Torn From the Flag
7PM at the Ukrainian Museum (222 E 6th Street)
Director: Klaudia Kovacs
Hungarian/English (w/Eng. subtitles)
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.