Virtual Cinémathèque: From Budapest With Love PRESENTED BY THE MELBOURNE CINÉMATHÈQUE & ACMI

The Boys of Paul Street

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this American-Hungarian co-production is adapted from one of the most well-known Hungarian works of literature. As in Ferenc Molnár’s 1906 youth novel of the same name, the Paul Street boys are forced to wage a pseudo-military campaign to defend their turf – an abandoned lumberyard in Budapest – from their older and bigger enemies.

Zoltán Fábri's favourite actress Mari Törőcsik, seen in his adored classic Merry-Go-Round 13 years earlier and in Károly Makk’s Love (1970), plays the mother of little Nemecsek (British child actor Anthony Kemp), who remains one of the most indelible – and instructive – characters in all of Hungarian fiction and film.  

How to watch

The Boys of Paul Street is streaming for free on the National Film Archive of Hungary's Vimeo page. Follow the link below to watch.


'The Boys of Paul Street' on Vimeo

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