The Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago in collaboration with the Hungarian Communion of Friends (MBK) and the Bocskai Film Club cordially invites you to watch Tamás Almási’s film: Liquid Gold (Folyékony arany). The film can be viewed free of charge in Hungarian with English subtitle with the generous support of the Hungarian National Film Institute (NFI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, on NFI’s Vimeo channel on October 22, 2021.
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Liquid Gold (Folyékony arany)
(2019, documentary, color, 78 minutes, DolbyDigital)
The Aszú of Tokaj, a sweet wine of Hungary, was once cherished by King Louis XIV, Queen Victoria, Peter the Great, Goethe and Beethoven. But the world has since forgotten the noble Aszú; two world wars, the enforced collectivisation of the Communist regime and the deadly filoxera epidemic had all wreaked havoc on the vines. Three men: István Szepsy, the scion of a great Hungarian wine-making family, András Bacsó, the managing director of Oremus, and László Alkonyi, a once-successful stock broker who fell in love with wine-making and moved to Tokaj. One shared obsession: to return the Great Wine to its place on the most important tables of the world.
The men set the bar high: to make the world’s best, 100% naturally produced sweet wine. Battling nature’s whims and competing with global powers, could they better the grandest international wine producers and restore the Aszú to its former glory?