THE FORGOTTEN FACES (Peter Watkins, 1961)

Peter Watkins’s short film The Forgotten Faces is a quasi-documentary reconstruction of street scenes from the failed 1956 uprising against Hungary’s Soviet-propped government. Streets of Canterbury in Kent doubled for The Kàlmàn Jozsef Street, which “lies in an industrial suburb [of Budapest] called Ujpest.”      Students started the revolt. Opening shot: the corpse of a 17-year-old […]