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Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, loved and then feared, for its melancholic melody triggers off a chain of suicides. The fragile balance of the erotic ménage à trois is sent off kilter when the German Hans goes and falls in love with Ilona as well.

Our guest speaker, Fred Rosenbaum, will talk on the history of Hungarian Jews on Thursday, November 2 at 7 PM PST. Fred's talk will accompany the screening of Gloomy Sunday, one of the most highly rated films we have shown in our 29 year-old history.

This event is free for IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers. Upon registration, you will receive an order confirmation which will include the Zoom link to the lecture. You will receive a reminder a few minutes before the film begins streaming on Eventive. We will also send another reminder email with the Zoom link to join Fred Rosenbaum's lecture an hour before it begins, from "IJWC Year-round Events." If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest adding "noreply@eventive.org" to your contacts as well.

Sponsor: EBIJFF

Co-sponsors: CCJCC and Diablo Valley Hadassah.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    112 minutes
  • Language
    English, German, Hungarian
  • Country
    Germany, Hungary
  • Note
    Original Title: Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod
  • Director
    Rolf Schübel
  • Screenwriter
    Rolf Schübel, Ruth Toma
  • Producer
    Richard Schöps
  • Cast
    Erika Marozsán, Joachim Król, Ben Becker
  • Cinematographer
    Edward Kłosiński
  • Editor
    Ursula Höf
  • Production Design
    Volker Schäfer, Csaba Stork
  • Composer
    Detlef Petersen, Rezsö Seress
  • Sound Design
    Ursula Höf