Father (Father: Diary of One Week)
Father (Father: Diary of One Week) (1967)

In The Father (Apa), Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo invests a great deal of poetry and warmth in a story that, in lesser hands, might have become a wallow in bathos. After his father is killed in World War II, a young Hungarian boy named… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 4, 1967
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

This is real, solid, moving yet unsentimental stuff, and it's beautifully illustrated as well by Sandor Sara's camerawork with its nostalgic glimpses of the past.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

A visually audacious yet highly personal study of the uneasy relationship between postwar Hungary and its past.

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Richard F. Shepard
New York Times

A beautiful study of the need for heritage.

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TV Guide

Told without sentiment, Father is a truly moving picture about a young man's attempt to find, not his father, but himself.

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Penelope Houston
The Spectator

When it's good, though, Szabo's film is very good indeed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Tom S.
This one really put Hungarian film on the map for me.