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Merry Go Round (Korhinta) - Film. Directed by Zoltán Fabri (1956 / b&w).
In a rural scenario in the throes of difficult changes, lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, above all preoccupied by work on the fields and prospective wealth, decides to give his daughter in marriage to an old but rich man with whom he does business. 'Land marries land', he says. This seems to be the unyielding rule of the Hungarian peasantry. But the young lover is ready to stand up to any challenge to keep Mari's love.
This film has a surprisingly unrestrained tone given the period when it was directed and is very innovative as regards its form. The critic John Gilett of the British Film Institute is right to say that 'the virtuoso work on the image gives the film a poignant freshness'. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1956 Cannes Festival.