Tag Archives: Jan Nowicki

Márta Mészáros – Kilenc hónap AKA Nine Months (1976)

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A village-girl (Juli Kovács) arrives in the city to work in a factory. The work manager (János Bodnár) sets his eye on her, but at first the girl refuses his advance. Read More »

Márta Mészáros – Napló apámnak, anyámnak AKA Diary for My Parents AKA Diary for My Father and Mother (1990)

This story follows a young student, who is orphaned as she grows to adulthood in the shadow of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Coming from the Communist intelligentsia, she sees her friends and family react differently. Her lover, a married factory manager, supports the patriots and later assists fellow workers in staging a strike. Meanwhile her sister and others express anger at being forced from their homes during the revolution and continue to express a hatred for the rebels afterwards. But in the end they realize that for all people, real life is not possible after the revolt and its brutal suppression by the Soviets and their collaborators. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Spirala aka Spiral (1978)

In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency — a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he leaves, disappearing in the snow. Later, the people he appeared to have upset have gathered to search for him and find him frostbitten, but alive. Visiting him at the sanatorium to which he has been taken, they gradually discover what was really happening. Read More »

Márta Mészáros – A Szerencse lányai AKA Cory Szczescia (1999)

A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living. Read More »