Photographed against the breathtaking fields, forests, mesas and shores of southern Hungary, The Annunciation is Andras Jeles' epic account of the dark history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between 8 and 12 years of age. The story begins as a 12 year-old Adam is cast out of the Garden of Eden and sent on an existential odyssey through time and space. He becomes a general in Athens, a crusader in Byzantium, Danton during the French Revolution, and a witness to plague and poverty in London. As guided by a deceptively sweet, ultimately contemptuous Lucifer, Adam confronts an endless procession of rapists and concubines, betrayal and savagery, mindless cruelty and fanaticism. Superbly photographed, colorfully costumed and stunningly acted, The Annunciation makes Pasolini-like use of its youthful cast to illustrate the horror and irrationality of our times.