Red Psalm DVD
Drama / War / Historical

Red Psalm

Miklós Jancsó is one of cinema's greatest visionaries and Red Psalm is a formidable work of art from a master filmmaker at the peak of his powers. Depicting a series of peasant uprisings in Hungary in the late 19th century, the film celebrates the cause of revolutionary struggle. Inspired by folklore and song, Jancsó's camera travels amongst groups of moving figures in an elaborate cinematic ballet and his singular use of film form achieves a resonance and beauty that is extraordinary.

Radical in execution and poetic in its achievement, Red Psalm reaches beyond political dogma to expose a more universal, and deeper, truth that remains relevant today.

Production Year: 1972
Region Code: 0
UK Rating: 12
Running Time: 84 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Colour: Colour
Director Miklós Jancsó
Cast József Madaras
Cast Tibor Orbán
Cast Tibor Molnár
Cast Jácint Juhász
Cast Gyöngyi Bürös
  • Director-approved digital transfer with restored image and sound
  • Message of Stones: Hegyalja (A kövek üzenete: Hegyalja) – the third film in Miklós Jancsó's renowned but rarely seen documentary series Message of Stones.
  • Booklet featuring an expansive new essay by author and film programmer Peter Hames