A captivating critique of generational discord and class distinctions in ‘70s Hungary, Mészáros’s fourth feature conjures a sense of existential entrapment in the blossoming love between ambitious university student András (Gábor Nagy) and young textile-factory worker Jutka (Erzsébet Kútvölgyi, Diary for My Lovers), who hides her working-class background in order to preserve the relationship. Exquisitely shot by Lajos Koltai (Adoption), Riddance brings into relief the country’s opposing social attitudes, and the domestic and economic struggles of working women, with remarkable complexity. A Janus Films release. New 4K digital restoration undertaken by The Hungarian National Film Fund and approved by director Márta Mészáros.
New 4K Restoration
Film runs Monday, January 24, 2022 - Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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