Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Year: 1995
Country: United States
Run Time: 63 minutes

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

In 1956, as Soviet tanks roll in to crush the Hungarian Uprising, young Bela Bognar's father says "I would rather see you buried right here than go out of the country!" ... In 1986 Bognar, a middle-aged college professor iwith a job and family in Ohio, remains obsessed with rebellion and people he left behind. On its 30th anniversary he visits Budapest to march the streets despite Moscow's iron grip. Son Steven brings a movie camera, but what happened afterwards nobody coul have foreseen. Stranger and more anguished than fiction, Steven Bognar's true chronicle of exile, alienation and nostaglia will haunt you, and creates in Bela Bognar one of the CIFF's most complex, sympathetic, infuriating and tragic heroes.

- Charles Cassady

Screenplay
Steven Bognar

Director
Steven Bognar

Producer
Steven Bognar

Cinematography
Michael King, Steven Bognar

Editing
Peter Rideway, Thanos Fatuoros, Sean Casey

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