Moscow Square is a generational feel-good film that fills a gap. Ferenc Török talks about the experiences of a generation that grew up around the regime change, but the HISTORY, with capital letters only appears in the background. Our heroes are conspicuously unaffected by politics, and the momentous events pass them by almost unnoticed, affecting them only indirectly. There is no sense of disillusionment or conscious confrontation, as the adult world simply leaves the adolescents cold. They just want some freedom and to have fun.
The episodic structure of the film is united by this particular attitude and the distinctive world view of the characters. Ferenc Török has written his own memories into the script and follows the familiar threads of popular teen films. The great bravura of Moscow Square is that, while it conveys the personal imprint of a particular place and moment, it remains valid independently.
The director mixes documentary style with the tools of mass cinema, which strives for simplicity and clarity. The universal issues of growing up and the moods evoked are inextricably intertwined, realism and nostalgia reinforcing each other. The film tells a story in a relaxed and light-hearted way, accurately evoking the era while touching on essential issues.