Találkozás

  • 23'
  • Hungary
  • 1963

A man, a woman, an afternoon, a city, and an unspoken, hopeful desire to find love by way of the personal ads. A milestone of Hungarian cinema, Elek uses documentary techniques in a fiction context to make the frailty of everyday life as palpable as possible.

 

Olaf Möller

Director
Judit Elek
Country of production
Hungary
Year
1963
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
23'
Medium
DCP
Language
Hungarian
Production Company
Béla Balázs Studio
Sales
National Film Institute Hungary
Screenplay
Judit Elek
Cinematography
István Zöldi
Editor
Miklós Jancsó
Music
András Szöllösy
Cast
Iván Mándy

Programme IFFR 2023

Focus: Judit Elek

Judit Elek (1937) is among world cinema’s most uncompromising figures. Beloved by IFFR founder Huub Bals, yet to this day little known in wider circles, Elek made both fiction and documentary films that are almost brutally personal, reflecting as much the history of her native Hungary as her own trauma-riddled life. International Film Festival Rotterdam is honoured to present the most complete retrospective so far of an auteur whose works and wisdom are needed today as urgently as ever.

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