Film presentation: The Round Up

Directed by Miklós Janscó (Hungary, 1966)

December 5, 2009

Church of Film: The Round Up (trailer)


A prison on the vast Hungarian plains, and the prisoners and guards that circle therein, are at the crux of this critique of relations between the powerful and the powerless. 94 minutes.

"Boldly stylized, a synthesis of Antonioni, Bresson and Welles." - J. Hoberman


Presented as part of "Watching the Unwatchable: Films Confront Torture," in conjunction with Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series, by the Berkeley Art Museum, the Human Rights Center, and with special thanks to Professor Thomas Laqueur.