István Szőts, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


István Szőts

Hungarian screenwriter and film director

Date of Birth: 30-Jun-1912

Place of Birth: Valea Sângeorgiului, Hunedoara County, Romania

Date of Death: 06-Nov-1998

Profession: screenwriter, film director

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About István Szőts

  • 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.
  • Szots 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 Szots 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.

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