THE BIG ANIMAL (Jerzy Stuhr, 2000)

The following is one of the entries from my 100 Greatest Films from the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe list, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis From the short story “Wielbłąd” by Kazimierz Orłos, Duże zwierzę was adapted in the 1970s by […]

EYES OF THE HOLOCAUST (János Szász, 2002)

Hungary’s János Szász, whose both parents were Holocaust survivors, is the brilliant writer-director of Woyzeck (1994), which updates Büchner’s play as a twentieth-century dead-end/abstraction. The film astonishes, as does Szász’s throbbingly humane A Holocaust Szemei, which is included in the anthology Broken Silence produced by James Moll, co-founder of the Shoah Foundation.      The first “eyes” […]