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Márta Mészáros

HungarianEnglish SubtitlesHungary2017105 min


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In this thought-provoking drama from Hungarian director/co-writer Márta Mészáros, Mária is hovering between life and death when her daughter Olga discovers that her mother has a secret—a secret that illustrates how our future depends on our ability as individuals, families, and nations alike to reckon with our past.

Flashing back and forth between the war-torn 1950s and the present day, the narrative unfolds as a series of traumas and compromises that the young Mária once had to endure to ensure her own and Olga’s survival—and that she now must face once again for the sake of her daughter, as traumatic and compromising as the truth may prove to be for Olga too.

SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)

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Producer: István Major | Editor: Annamária Szántó Komlóssy | Cinematographer: Piotr Sobocinski Jr. | Screenwriter: Márta Mészáros, Jancsó Zoltán, Pataki Éva
Cast: Mari Törocsik, Franciska Törocsik, Ildikó Tóth, Antonio de la Torre, Jákob Ladányi

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