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István Szőts

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Nationality  Hungarian
Spouse  Alice Szellay
Occupation  Screenwriter, Director
István Szőts wwwfilmkulturahuarchivplanokcikkepSzotsIstvo
Known for  Directing 1942 movie 'People of the Mountains'
Died  6 November 1998, Vienna, Austria
Movies  People of the Mountains, Song of the Cornfields, Kövek, várak, emberek
Awards  Kossuth Prize, Biennale Award
Nominations  Mussolini Cup for Best Foreign Film, Lion of San Marco for Best Documentary
Similar  Alice Szellay, János Görbe, József Bihari, József Nyírő, Marcsa Simon

István Szöts (1912–1998) was a Hungarian screenwriter and film director best known for his 1942 film People of the Mountains which won first prize at the Venice Biennale. Szőts became an assistant director in 1940, and in 1942 made his first feature film People of the Mountains. Although widely acclaimed by critics, it was disapproved of by Hungary's ruling wartime government and Szőts had trouble securing backing for his future projects. It wasn't until 1947 that he was able to make his second feature film Song of the Cornfields.

Selected filmography

  • People of the Mountains (1942)
  • Song of the Cornfields (1947)
  • Melyiket a kilenc közül? (1956)
  • References

    István Szőts Wikipedia

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