In the years 1945–1989, a reader interested in Hungarian cinema could
learn a lot about it from the Polish press, not only film-specific, although the
number of publications devoted to this subject differed across time. The most
prolific period was the sixties and seventies, mainly due to the contemporary
achievements of the Hungarian cinema, as well as Polish critics’ enthusiasm
for it. It is not difficult to notice certain recurrent phrases and motifs etc.
Hungarian cinema gained acclaim several years ago, but how is it thought of
today? Historical and political themes, as well as comparisons between Hungarian
and Polish cinema have been noted.