Kata is a working woman from the country, a widow in her early forties. To escape from her loneliness and empty life, she would like to have a child with her married lover. The man, however, does not want any complications. One day, a girl who has run away from the juvenile correctional institute seeks shelter at her place. Their relationship becomes more and more intimate, sincere and confident. Anna‘s want of mother and love makes Kata realise, that she has to change her life. She helps the girl to get out of the institute and marry the man she loves.
Awards for ›Örökbefogadás‹
Goldener Bär, Großer Preis der Jury, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 1975
Born in 1931 in Budapest, Hungarian, director and screenwriter Márta Mészáros graduated from the Theatre and Film School in Budapest. In the 1970s she was one of the leading Hungarian feminist directors, describing the dilemmas of women under the social and political constraints of everyday communist life. Her experience of emigration and the death of her parents, murdered during the brutal Stalinist purges, are reflected in the film cycle Diary for My Children (1982), Diary for My Loves (1987) and Diary for My Parents (1990).
Films by Márta Mészáros (Selection)
Eltávozottnap (The Girl) 1968 | Naplógyermekeimnek (Diary for My Children) 1982 | Naplószerelmeimnek (Diary for My Loves) 1987 | Naplóapámnak, anyámnak (Diary for My Parents) 1990