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23 July 2023: Hanussen


István Szabó, 1988, 140 min

In the wake of the Oscar-winning Mephisto and Colonel Redl, Hanussen closes István Szabó’s second trilogy. The plot following the story of Erik Jan Hanussen, a clairvoyant with special psychic powers, spans from the final days of World War One and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to Hitler coming to power, while revealing Europe’s intellectual trends between the two wars.

Screening as part of our retrospective on István Szabó