It’s nothing short of miraculous to find a Williamsburg micro-cinema giving Zoltán Huszárik’s 1971 feature its first New York screening in over forty years in a beautifully restored DCP. Adapted from the writings of the Hungarian, echt Habsburg modernist Gyula Krúdy (1878-1933), Szindbád is a wildly sensuous reverie, justly regarded as one of the great movies of the Hungarian Sixties. Huszárik, who was essentially an experimental filmmaker, does a remarkable job developing a visual equivalent to Krúdy’s sumptuous prose while evoking the writer’s distinctive blend of sardonic nostalgia and fanciful magic realism.
For a list of showtimes, or to purchase tickets, visit spectacletheater.com. For more information on Gyula Krúdy’s novel, translated by George Szirtes and published by New York Review Books, visit nyrb.com.
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