FILM REVIEW

“A boy needs his father, so the saying goes. It's what Istvan Szabo's film is all about.”

Father: A Film By Istvan Szabo (1967)
“A boy needs his father, so the saying goes. I don't know how much truth there is to that statement, but it's what Istvan Szabo's film is all about. Tako (played as a child by Daniel Erdely and as an adult by Andras Balint) has vague memories of his father who died after WW2. His entire life, though, consists of trying to assemble the pieces of his father's life. Like most boys growing up, he would like to think his father was/is a hero. So sometimes he just flat-out lies to his friends about all the wonderful stuff his father, who was a doctor, accomplished in his life.”
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