When looking at cinema from the Socialist era, the year 1968 is a pivotal point for the national cinemas of the former Eastern Bloc. While 1968 is seen as the zenith of artistic freedom under censorship, the period right after it was particularly oppressive as an attempt to strengthen socialism in the region. While other countries attempted to turn back time and return to a more heavy handed approach, Hungary took a different perspective on the prescribed regimen of the Soviet Union, and adopted a pattern of paternalism. This new form of socialism drew its strength from requiring individuals to only support the State outwardly, but let the citizens have more freedom in their private lives. Censorship in the State shifted from solely existing…