Father (1966 film)
|Directed by||István Szabó|
|Written by||István Szabó|
Father (Hungarian: Apa) is a 1966 Hungarian drama film written and directed by István Szabó. The film is a coming of age story. The main character copes with his childhood loss of his father against the backdrop of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and memories of the Arrow Cross dictatorship.
- András Bálint as Takó Bence
- Miklós Gábor as Apa
- Dániel Erdély as A gyerek Takó
- Kati Sólyom as Anni
- Klári Tolnay as Anya
- Zsuzsa Ráthonyi as Anya fiatalon
- Ilona Petényi
- Rita Békés
- Judit Halász
- Anna Nagy
- Zsuzsa Balogh
The film won the Grand Prix at the 5th Moscow International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at Locarno, and established Szabó as a director of international stature. The film was also selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. In 2000, Father appeared at number 11 on a list of the 12 best Hungarian films according to a group of Hungarian film critics.
- List of submissions to the 40th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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- "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- "A Brüsszeli 12". sulinet.hu. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
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