CANTATA [PROFANA] (Miklós Jancsó, 1963)

Miklós Jancsó, Hungary’s master formalist and greatest filmmaker, has said his cinema began in full earnest with Oldás és kötés (Solutions and Bandages), a.k.a. Contata profana, from a short story by József Lengyel. Like Otto Preminger, who passed over his half-dozen films preceding Laura (1944), Jancsó has passed over some thirty films that preceded this […]