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Outstanding Cinema – Miklos Jancso – “Szerelmem, Elektra”

Szerelmem, Elektra

(Elektreia, 1974) (Beloved Electra) (Electra, my love)

by Miklos Jancso  – (Hungary)

Electra: The Eternal “NO”

“I, Electra, who does not forget.

While one person lives

who doesn’t forget,

no one can forget.”

“I was born to disturb men’s peace.”

“Yet the firebird shall still fly above us and perish daily,
to be born yet more lovely on the morrow.
Blessed be your name—revolution.”

“Truth speaks, and law
Accursed be every tyrant and blessed every man who resists tyranny.
Blessed be every man whom a tyrant destroys.”

“Brighter than the sun,
More lovely than a jewel,
It was born of man’s eternal dreams,
Its father was liberty,
Its mother happiness.”

“Death is not the worst thing;

rather,

when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

Death is not the worst;

rather, in vain
To wish for death, and not to compass it.

Electra, My Love
Facets Video
1974 / color / 1:37 flat / 70 min. / Szerelmem, Elektra / Street Date May 20, 2003 / 29.95
Starring Mari Töröcsik, György Cserhalmi, József Madaras
Cinematography János Kende
Production Designer Tamás Banovich
Film Editor Zoltán Farkas
Original Music Tamás Cseh, Béla Vavrinecz
Written by László Gyurkó, Gyula Hernádi and Miklós Vásárhelyi
Produced by József Bajusz
Directed by Miklós Jancsó

Electra (Mari Töröcsik)

“The end excuses any evil.”

a review for the film:

KINO EYE         http://www.kinoeye.org/03/03/hames03.php

FILM COMMENT http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale06/hungarian06/electramylove.html

Dennis Schwartz  http://www.sover.net/~ozus/electramylove.htm

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