When young Tako’s father dies in Hungary in 1945, Tako is left with scant memories of him. Nurtured by his mother, the boy nonetheless fantasizes about the man his father was, imagining him to have been a hero. Grown into a man himself, Tako falls for a Jewish refugee, Anni. Burdened by her own heritage as a Jew, Anni sparks in Tako a desire to find out what his father was really like, and he delves into the role his father played in World War II.
Metaphor about art, about time, or about how art consumes the artist’s life in his eagerness to create his work, in which he has to pour talent, vigor, and the best years of his life.
The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting of a dynamic line drawing of Sysiphus, the stone, and the mountainside.
After a session of hypnosis reveals suppressed trauma, a young woman confronts memories of her past.
Five boys and a girl make up a gang and are fans of Beat bands, following them from concert to concert. Juli, fiancée of one of the boys, falls in love with a musician and travels to the countryside with him for a gig. The jealous fiancé and his friends go after them and the whole affair comes close to violence when suddenly the lover allows Juli to make her own choice. This noble gesture rekindles Juli’s true love for him.
Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary.
Amerigo Tot, a sculptor of Hungarian origin living in Italy, belongs among the great travellers. The film surveys the genuine and imaginary journeys of the artist.
An old lady, living on memories among the cluttered objects of her past, decides to exchange her apartment for a smaller one. She is thus temporarily brought into contact with other people until, resettled, she once again retreats into isolation.