Father (1966 film)

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Directed by István Szabó
Written by István Szabó
Starring Miklós Gábor
Cinematography Sándor Sára
Release dates
  • 8 December 1966 (1966-12-08)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian

Father (Hungarian: Apa) is a 1966 Hungarian drama film written and directed by István Szabó.[1] The film is a coming of age story. The main character copes with his childhood loss of his father against the backdrop of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and memories of the Arrow Cross dictatorship.



The film won the Grand Prix at the 5th Moscow International Film Festival[2] and the Special Jury Prize at Locarno, and established Szabó as a director of international stature. The film was also selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3] In 2000, Father appeared at number 11 on a list of the 12 best Hungarian films according to a group of Hungarian film critics.[4]

See also


  1. Shepard, Richard F. (29 September 1967). "Movie review: Father". NY Times. Retrieved 11 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Retrieved 15 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. "A Brüsszeli 12". sulinet.hu. Retrieved 13 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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