When renowned film director Péter Gárdos wrote the story, he intended it as a film script, but eventually he made it into a novel. “Fever at Dawn,” the love story of two Holocaust survivors―the author’s parents―has ever since sold in more than 20 territories.
Touch me not, Flore! is obviously not the beginning of a new creative stage for Márton, but rather a delightful story written by a writer liberated from some oppressing weight. The style of this book shows another facet of Márton's prose: here, his usual ”narrative arbitrariness” follows the pattern of pulp novels and operetta librettos.
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wagons had good associations for us. The one thing we never dreamed of
was that we’d also be herded into a wagon someday, and that it would be
unbearable. How unbearable? A person can bear anything.
This year's Budapest Film Week, the major event of Hungarian filmmakers, was again rich in literary adaptations. A feature by director Zoltán Kamondi, Dolina, was based on Ádám Bodor's 1999 novel, The Visit of the Archbishop.