BOLS[H]E VITA (Ibolya Fekete, 1995)

Bolse vita—in the States, Bolshe vita—is an extremely disappointing film. Its numerous prizes are the result of the momentousness of its subject matter: the burst of freedom in Russia and Eastern Europe in 1989-90. “[T]he impossible became reality overnight,” the narrator tells us, “. . . when Hungary opened its borders” to an influx of […]