Márta Mészáros directs Kati Berek, Gyöngyver Vigh and László Szabó in this Hungarian drama where an unmarried factory worker, after her married boyfriend refuses her a baby, takes a rebellious teen under her wing.
Like The Girl, this is almost more fascinating as a snapshot of everyday life behind the Iron Curtain as it is a narrative in its own right. Just seeing how this society operates -its sexual politics, bureaucracy and cafe flirting – is movie enough. The main plot is well performed. There’s an unspoken generational attraction between the two lead women… are their private moments supposed to be so sexually charged?
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