Films By Marta Meszaros

Kata is a widowed factory worker whose lonely existence is relieved by a long-standing affair with a fellow worker. He is married and will not consider leaving his family. Kata decides she wants to have a child by him, but circumstances force her to change her mind. Then she is approached by a young girl, Anna, who needs a room in which to meet her lover. The relationship between the two women gro... Read more
A modern re-telling of the childhood classic about Fanny, who has lived in the forest with her meteorologist mother ever since she was a little girl. One day on the way to visit her grandmother and great grandmother on the other side of the forest, Fanny has three encounters which change her life. First she runs into an apparently kind and gentle wolf, who leads her to a magic tree. Next she meets... Read more
Diary For My Children is very possibly Marta Meszaros' best film; it is certainly her most personal work since the short documentary, Binding Sentiments, which she made about her father in 1969. In 1931 the sculptor LaszIo Meszaros decided to leave Hungary and go to the Soviet Union for several years to do research. He took his family with him. But in 1938 he was arrested at Frunze, in Kirghizista... Read more
In 1982 Marta Meszaros made Diary For My Children, an autobiographic account of her childhood in the USSR and her return to Hungary after the war following the death of her mother and the imprisonment of her sculptor father during one of Stalin's purges. The film was held up for two years by nervous officials in Hungary (who presumably feared hostile reactions to it from Moscow). The sequel, Diary... Read more
Marta Meszaros, in her latest work, takes up themes from her earlier films, Adoption and Nine Months. The story involves a relationship between two women, Mari and Juli. For twenty years Mari has been living with her husband Feri, a shop foreman who is about to be sent overseas on business. ... Mari has been promoted from the factory where she had worked to become director of a hostel for women wo... Read more
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