The International Bazar may have been cancelled this year, but one of its most popular pre-events still raises money for charity.
This year’s charity film screening hosted by the Hungarian stand of the International Bazar is a cult classic from 1969. “A tanú”, known as “The Witness” in English, is a satire directed by Peter Basco. The film’s protagonist is a dyke keeper, József Pelikán (played by legendary actor Ferenc Kállai), whose life is turned upside down when the state police are anonymously tipped off that he illegally slaughtered his family’s pet pig for food.
Watch the trailer for “A tanú” here.
In a review for The New York Times in 1981, Janet Maslin wrote that “Bacso…launches his satirical swipes with a delightful lack of inhibition.”
The film will be screened in its original version with English subtitles.