Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1965 Miklos Jancso Hungarian Drama MY WAY HOME (IGY JOTTEM) starring András Kozák, Sergey Nikonenko, Béla Barsi, Jurij Bodovszkij and Viktor Chekmaryov PLUS Felix Greene’s INSIDE NORTH VIETNAM.

In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian making his way home is captured and left in the custody of a young Russian soldier. The two youths form a friendship in spite of being enemies and unable to speak each other’s language. The Hungarian’s attempts to continue his journey homeward provide the framework for this powerful and deeply personal masterpiece from one of cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

The poster art is by Peter Strausfeld. Strausfeld was interned in the Isle of Man at the Onchan Internment Camp during the War where he met the Austrian producer George Hoellering. In 1947 Hoellering opened the Academy Cinema on Oxford Street and invited Strausfeld to produce some posters for the cinema which he did in wood and lino-cuts till his death in 1980.

The Academy Cinema, built in 1913, was saved from conversion to a shopping arcade in 1928 by Elsie Cohen of the original Film Society, who proceeded to run it as an arthouse which is how it was ran till it’s closure in 1986.

The posters became a London landmark, in fact very few were used outside of London, resulting in very small print runs of 3-500.

Printed by Ward & Foxlow, Harcourt St., London W.1.

The poster is in very good unfolded (rolled) condition with slight creasing along the right edge.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster