The famous water polo match between Hungary and Russia during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics was an awkward situation, to say the least. The teams hit the water as Soviet forces were suppressing a popular revolt in Budapest. Tempers were out of control. This documentary balances the tragic story of the 1956 revolution with an account of the passionate face-off between Hungary and the Soviet Union in what would become labeled -- accurately -- the "Blood in the Water Match."
The screening on the 7th September will include an introduction from the director of Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre London.