MERRY-GO-ROUND (Zoltán Fábri, 1955)

Suffused with melancholy, lyrical, poetic and full of folk-feeling, decked with haunting choral singing and merry-go-roundish dance, Zoltán Fábri’s Hungarian Romeo and Juliet, Körhinta, has just become one of the movies of my dreams. Based on a short story, “Kútban,” by Imre Sarkadi (“In the Well” is its English title), this film claims a quintessential […]