A Quite Ordinary Life

Két elhatározás, black and white Hungarian portrait, 1976, dir: Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 69'



09.24. 16:00
Ludwig Museum

Directed by Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay
Screenplay by Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay
Director of photography: Gábor Szabó
Cast: Mrs István Kiss, Mrs Mihály Kiss, Mrs Ferenc Kiss
Genre: portrait
Production: MAFILM Híradó és Dokumentumfilm Stúdió, ZDF
In this documentary-feature film the widowed aunt Veronika of Rimóc recalls her seven decisions in eight sentences. She speaks of two of these decisions to her son, living in London, on the telephone. The first one is that she wants to save money to visit him. The second that before she dies, she would like to bring her vineyard, abandoned twenty years ago, back into cultivation again. The seventy-four year old woman raises geese and grows hemp, then spins it, then weaves the yarn into a shawl with her female companions and in the meantime she relates her whole life. She struggles for the last bit of plum of the tree. With a wrinkled face and skirt, she talks with the boy from Senegal about his mother and finally she can embrace her son. Her life ends while she is implementing her second decision.