– Dreaming Youth 1974
– 1h 14 min. | Drama | 26 September 1974 (Hungary)
Infused with the atmosphere of a provincial town in Hungary in the year 1906, this film considers the ensuing conflict when changes come to that part of the world, and the tendency of the town’s established intellectuals to cling to the high culture of a bygone era. The story focuses on the experiences of a young, blond Jewish teen, growing up in a family of intellectuals. Signs of the changes to come are the arrival in town of a committed anarchist, and nearly simultaneously, the screening of the first motion pictures to be shown there.
A poetic version of the autobiographical novel of the same name by the Hungarian Jewish film critic Béla Balázs, brilliantly depicting the conflicts over changes come to a provincial town in Hungary at the end of the nineteenth century, including the screening of the first motion picture there. These are seen through the critical and idealistic eyes of 12 year-old Herbert Bauer (as Balázs was then named), played by blond Zoltán Csoma.
Dreaming Youth is foremost an unabashed celebration of the beauty of one boy. However, it is by no means just about his physical beauty, remarkable though that is, but also about his beauty of spirit and the beauty of boyhood itself, especially at that critical age.
Director: János Rózsa
Writers: Béla Balázs (novel), István Kardos, János Rózsa
Stars: Zoltán Csoma, Csaba Damenija, Loránd Lohinszky
Country of origin: Hungary
Also known as: Dreaming Youth
Filming locations: Budapest, Hungary.
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.27 GiB
Duration : 1 h 14 min
Overall bit rate : 2 429 kb/s