Hernádi discusses with Graham Petrie why the critics have given his scripts for Jancsó more problems than the Communist regime has and defends their work against accusations of repetitiveness.

The novelist Gyula Hernádi first collaborated with director Miklós Jancsó on a script in the early 1960s and he has worked on almost all Jancsó’s films since. In recent years, he minor parts in Jancsó’s films as himself. As well as working with Jancsó, Hernádi has also written scripts for Ferenc Grunwalsky and Márta Mészáros.

Kinoeye here presents a previously unpublished interview by Graham Petrie, made in 1985?halfway through the collaborative life of Hernádi and Jancsó to date.

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