István Szabó
Date of Birth
Feb 18, 1938
Birth Place:
Budapest, Hungary


One of the most prominent directors to emerge from the Hungarian New Cinema of the '60s, István Szabó has earned acclaim for films whose emotion, tenderness, and rage evoke stirring portraits of contemporary Hungarian history, particularly the effects of World War II on Hungarian society. Born February 18, 1938, in Budapest, Szabó studied film at the city's prestigious Academy of Film Art. The...