Keimena: #5 Verzió
by Miklós Erdély
Jan
16
11:59 pm
ERT2

Miklós Erdély, Verzió (Version), 1979, Hungary, film still

Verzió (Version), 1979, Hungary, 54 min.
Director: Miklós Erdély

In a village in Hungary in 1882, a young maid is found dead in the river. The local rabbi is accused of ritual murder, and put on trial. The ensuing blood libel became a confrontation between anti-Semitic and liberal forces, recreated in this astonishing film. Shot on a handheld camera, using local actors, Version tells a story lodged deep in the collective unconscious of Hungarian Jews.


Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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Keimena #5: Verzió

by Miklós Erdély

Miklós Erdély’s Version gravitates around Tiszaeszlár, a small East Hungarian village where in 1882 a young maid went missing and was later found dead in the river. The local Jewish community was accused of ritually murdering her. The blood libel trial that followed ignited anti-Semitic propaganda, agitation, and later pogroms in Austria-Hungary that gained worldwide attention…

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