Judit Elek

Judit Elek (born 10 November 1937) is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. She has directed 16 films between 1962 and 2006. Her film Mária-nap was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Judit Elek
Born (1937-11-10) 10 November 1937 (age 82)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationFilm director
Screenwriter
Years active1962–present

FilmographyEdit

DirectorEdit

  • Vásárcsarnok (1962)
  • Találkozás-Apróhirdetés (1963)
  • Találkozás (1963)
  • Kastélyok lakói (1966)
  • Meddig él az ember? I-II (1967)
  • Sziget a szárazföldön (aka The Lady from Constantinople) (1969)
  • Találkozunk 1972-ben (Sötétben-világosban) (1970)
  • Egyszerű történet (1974)
  • Istenmezején 1972-73-ban (1975)
  • Vizsgálat Martinovics Ignác szászvári apát és társainak ügyében (1980)
  • Majd holnap (1980)
  • Mária-nap (1984)
  • Tutajosok (1990)
  • Ébredés (1995)
  • Mondani a mondhatatlant: Elie Wiesel üzenete (1996)
  • A hét nyolcadik napja (2006)
  • Retrace (2009–2010)

ScreenwriterEdit

  • Árvácska (1976)
  • Istenmezején 1972-73-ban (1975)
  • Tutajosok (1990)
  • A hét nyolcadik napja (2006)
  • Retrace (2009–2010)

ControversyEdit

For the purposes of the film Tutajosok (1990) 14 sheep were spread with a flammable substance, and then to the order of Judit Elek were burned alive.[2] 69 scientists from the Jagiellonian University demanded that the authorities forbade Judit Elek entry to Poland. Scientists wrote among others: "No director knowing her own worth would debase herself for using so primitive and cruel methods".[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Maria's Day". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (20 March 1992). "Tutajosok: Review/Film; To Be a Jew In 1880's Hungary". NY Times.com. Retrieved 29 April 2010.[dead link]

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