The Red and the White [Csillagosok, katonak]

Miklos Jancso

Budapest: Mafilm / Mosfilm, 1967. Original poster design maquette for the classic 1967 Hungarian film. Original artwork executed in tempera paint, with applied lettering. Designed by Antal Révész.

One of the masterpieces of Hungarian cinema. Although the film was originally commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, director Miklos Jancso chose to set the action two years later in 1919, showing Hungarian irregulars supporting the Communist “Reds” in fighting the Tsarist “Whites." Instead of the expected celebratory account of the birth of Soviet communism, the resulting film was profoundly anti-heroic, revealing the meaninglessness and senseless brutality of the Russian Civil War (and all armed combat in general).

32 x 46.5 inches. Very Good, with a few closed tears at the extremities but no loss.

[Book #134458]