Karoly Makk’s heartbreaking story of two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives Read More »
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Haz a Szikiak Alatt (The House Under the Rocks) is considered by many to be Hungarian director Karoly Makk’s masterpiece. Read More »
Most of the film takes place in a brothel run by the madame (Iren Psota). Read More »
In 1956, there was an uprising of Hungarians against their Russian overlords, which the Russians briefly allowed to flower and then ruthlessly suppressed. Read More »
Another Way / Egymásra nézve (1982) Károly Makk, János Xantus, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia’s husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.
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