Time Stands Still

Drama, Hungary, directed by Péter Gothár, 1981. The most impactful cult movie in Hungarian film history; with audio commentary by Gábor Gelencsér, author of the book on Péter Gothár.

The first retro film about the history of the 1960s. This cult movie by Péter Gothár depicts the teen years of the director’s generation, those youth whose future was determined by the turning points of the 1956 Uprising and the revolutions of 1968. The plot is set in 1963, the year of amnesties. The period opens in total and complete stagnation, marked confrontation between a mindset of ‘outside and inside’, ‘us and them’, where everything is permeated by rock-and-roll and suspicion, love and a sense of disillusionment.

Produced by Budapest Filmstúdió, Directed by Péter Gothár, Written by Géza Bereményi, Screenplay by Géza Bereményi, Péter Gothár, Cast István Znamenák, Henrik Pauer, Sándor Sőth, Anikó Iván, Ági Kakassy, Lajos Őze, Pál Hetényi, Mária Ronyecz, Ádám Rajhona, Lajos Szabó, Tamás Jordán, Jozef Króner, Director of Photography: Lajos Koltai, Music by György Selmeczi, Sound by János Réti, Edited by Mária Nagy, Set designer László Rajk, Costume by Gizella Koppány, Photo Jávor István.

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Colour
Subtitles: English
Format (16:9) 1:1.85
Running Time 96’

Bonus feature

Imre (MTV, 1979), 59’
Historical background as reflected by news reports of the period
Full-length film with audio commentary by Gábor Gelencsér

Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2018