From one of the foremost woman directors comes a personal story of how history and the individual impact each other. A young woman (Juli) returns to her homeland only to find the horrors she escaped have infected it also.
This film is the first one since the political changes in Hungary to deal with the topic of informants. It vividly depicts the atmosphere of Hungarian society in the seventies. The ... See full summary »
Olga is a successful, workaholic lawyer from Vienna. She discovers a dark family secret that makes her question her whole life. She begins to search for answers, but her mother, Maria has ... See full summary »
The life story of Imre Nagy is one of the defining stories of 20th century Hungarian history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, who, in ... See full summary »
This movie is based on the life of Saint Edith Stein. She was a German nun of Jewish descent who had converted to Catholicism. Much of her early life was spent as an outspoken academic. ... See full summary »
Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, ... See full summary »
Those who follow developments of East European cinema will surely know the importance of Marta Meszaros not only for Hungarian cinema but also for World cinema.She is one of the leading woman film makers in world who has made challenging films about women,their destinies,life of ordinary people under totalitarian regimes like Hungary and Russia. This is the last film directed by Marta Meszaros which constituted her diary trilogy.Kisvilma is the sad story of Marta Meszaros'childhood for which she chose her real life grand daughter Cleo Ladanyi.Cinema is like a family affair for Marta Meszaros as her son Nyika Jancso is also the film's director of photography.This film is about a personal loss in the form of a tragedy which upset the film maker when she was young.The film is a grim reminder of horrible days under Stalinist period when several innocent people were persecuted for no fault.A good film which allow people to know how people in Europe were tortured before second world war by dictators and authoritarian regimes.
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