Skip to main content

THE LADY FROM CONSTANTINOPE

Hungary, 1969 (MIFF 1970, Programme 22)

Director: Judit Elek

An old lady repeatedly interrupts and corrects a scientist delivering a serious lecture to an otherwise attentive and silent audience. When she was a little girl she had visited the country described by the lecturer. with her father. She can remember tt all clearly. ln fact, she lives so extensively in the past that she is unable to make friends with the other tenants in the house where she lives. Her flat is unnecessarily large for her. and in the other hats people are living in overcrowded conditions. She is persuaded to go to the street corner in Budapest where people meet to exchange apartments. where she might get the order of a smaller flat which is also more to her liking than the others in the house where she lives ....

See also...

THE DESERTER AND THE NOMADS

Man as the blind victim of his own innate violence forms the link in this three-part allegory on the futility of violence and war. ... The opening sequence of the triptych (The Deserter), set during ... More »

Maybe

Back and forth across the Tyne a ferry runs, linking Northumberland to County Durham, North to South Shields. The ferry belongs to its environment, but is also an extension of the engineman who ... More »

Parallels

The characters are musical notes all making sweet harmonious sounds — until one note gets his head jammed! ... More »

Castro Street

An experimental film, based on elements of the buildings and railway track flanking an existing street in California. ... More »

PEOPLE ON SUNDAY

Menschen Am Sonntag was made at a time of financial upheaval when the great German film concern UFA had lost its lead. Sound had arrived, but had not been wholeheartedly accepted. A time of flux ... More »

Carla 66

Carla is twenty, beautiful and happy. We see her getting up, applying her make-up, dressing. Then she sets out to do battle with public reaction to the mini skirt. ... Second Prize, Ann Arbor. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director