in about 100 words or less
Hungary 87m, Colour
Director: Miklós Jancsó; Cast: Andrea Drahota, Gyöngyi Bürös, Erzsi Cserhalmi, Mari Csomós, Ilona Gurnik, Éva Spányik, Zsuzsa Ferdinándy, József Madaras
Red Psalm is a surreal anti-establishment pop-influenced folk music filled recounting of an ill-fated 19thC Hungarian peasant revolt featuring socialist propaganda, naked dancing maidens and open windswept plains captured in beautiful long constantly moving fluid sensual shots. On the surface this film can be viewed simply as a fictional ethnohistory of communist origins in Hungary, but may also be enjoyed as a thinly veiled socialist critique of contemporary sociopolitical conditions, and the corruption of power (Klaus Ming April 2015).