István Szabó • Hungary, Germany, Austria • 1984 • A lush, wartime story of hidden desire.
Set in the lead up to WWI, Colonel Redl charts the rise of Alfred Redl to head of counterintelligence of the Austro-Hungarian Army. His hidden homosexuality, however, is used against him by enemies of the state, putting both his professional standing and his country's security at risk.
This Cannes Grand Jury Prize-winning film from Hungarian master István Szabó was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, the third of four such Academy Award nominations he earned. Now screening in a new 4k restoration by the Hungarian Film Fund.