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Zsigmund Deszo

Zsigmond Dezső



Zsigmund Deszö was born in 1956, Gyöngyös. Graduated in Hungarian Literature and Linguistics from the Szombathely Teachers' College and in journalism from the National Association of Journalists in 1983. Made his first film at the Balázs Béla Studio. Has made mainly documentary films, his first fiction film was made in 1993.

Filmography (selection):

Emlékfilmek Szigeti Attiláról és Földes Gáborról/ The Memory of Attila Szigeti and Gábor Földes (Hungary, 1989)
A kis indiánkönyv/ The Little Indian Book – together with János Erdélyi (Hungary, 1989)
Vérrel és kötéllel/ With Blood and Rope– together with János Erdélyi (Hungary, 1990)
Ameddig a harang szól 160 rész/ Until The Bell Rings(160 parts)– together with János Erdélyi(Hungary, 1991)
Az eltűnt idő nyomában/ A la recherche du temps perdu– together with János Erdélyi (Hungary, 1992)
A boldog ember/ The Happy Man– together with János Erdélyi (Hungary, 1992)
Ketten Tündérországból/ Two of them from Fairyland (Hungary, 1993)
Indián tél/ Indian Winter – together with János Erdélyi (81´, Hungary, 1993)
Andersen álmok I-VII/ Dreams About Andersen I-VII (Hungary, 1993)
Nem szoktam, nem szoktam.../ Never do I, Never do I... (Hungary, 1994)
Dr. Németh és Mr. Galgóczy/ Dr. Németh and Mr. Galgóczy (Hungary, 1994)
Isten akaratában/ God's Will (Hungary, 1995)
Az asszony/ The Woman with János Erdélyi (81´, Hungary, 1996)
A rózsa vére/ The Blood of the Rose (100´, Hungary, 1998)
Az évszázad árvize/ The Flood of Centuries– together with János Erdélyi (Hungary, 1998)
Péterfalvi zenészek/ Musicians from Péterfalva (Hungary, 1999)
Bizarr románc - Tanyasi Dekameron/ A Bizarre Romance - Rural Decameron (100´, Hungary, 2000)
A ház emlékei/ Memories of the House (Hungary, 2001)
Aranykalyiba/ Golden Hut (Hungary, 2003)
Csigavár/ Snail Fortress (Hungary, 2004)
Józsi nővér és a sárga bicikli/ Nurse Joe and the Yellow Bicycle (Hungary, 2005)
Slice of Their Life (Hungary, 2006)
Boszorkánykör (90´, Hungary, 2009)
Bunkerember (77´, Hungary, 2010)


Snail Fortress

Csigavár (Orig.) / 2005 / Hungary / 60 min

Best Central European Documentary Film, IDFF Jihlava 2005

This peculiar and grotesquely sad inner documentary is about childlike people growing old, about their world gradually shrinking around them and their small, fragile lives in a poor and harsh rural environment.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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