That Lovely Green Grass

Hungarian colour youth film, 1979, directed by: György Palásthy – based on Éva Janikovszky's novel; bonus feature: animation etude.

Uncle Poldi, an old park-keeper, to whom all the clocks of the neighbourhood have been set, retires after 52 years. It is only Misu, arriving for vacation into the eventless world of the yellow-bricked weekdays on the wings of naive imagination, who can cure his broken heart and his nostalgia for the park. Misu decides to grass the bare courtyard by the day of Uncle Poldi’s retirement. The entire street participates in bringing about the surprise...

Produced by Budapest Stúdió, Directed by György Palásthy, Written by Éva Janikovszky, Screenplay by Éva Janikovszky, Cast Gyuri Hintsch, János Rajz, Márta Fónay, Mónika Ullmann, Margit Dajka, József Máriáss, Andrea Drahota, István Szilágyi, Dénes Ujlaki, Director of Photography Ottó Forgács, Music by Géza Berki, Gábor Presser, Sound by János Réti, Set Designer József Romvári, Costume Designer: Judit Schäffer, Head of Studio: István Nemeskürty. 

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Colour
Subtitles: English
Format: 16:9 (1:1.85)
Running Time: 82'

Bonus Feature:

If Only I Would be an Adult, Directed by Péter Szoboszlay 1966, Pannónia FS 5’ animation etude

Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2017