Professor Susan Rubin Suleiman at Harvard Book Store

Location: Harvard Book Store



7:00 pm

Harvard Book Store

Professor Susan Rubin Suleiman will be presenting her new book on the great Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó, titled István Szabó: Filmmaker of Existential Choices, in conversation with prize-winning novelist Daphne Kalotay. During the conversation, they will show some film clips from Szabó’s films, including a few that are hard to find on streaming platforms.
Some of you may know some of his films without knowing his name:  Mephisto, starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1982, and this story about an ambitious actor who sells his soul to the Nazis is still very relevant today. Sunshine, from 1999, is a grand historical epic about a Jewish family in Hungary, starring Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Ehle among other greats.

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