Macskajáték, colour, Hungarian drama, 1974, dir: Károly Makk, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 103’



09.21. 18:30
Toldi Small Hall

Directed by Károly Makk
Screenplay by Károly Makk, János Tóth
Director of photography: János Tóth
Music by Péter Eötvös
Cast: Margit Dajka, Elma Bulla, Samu Balázs
Genre: drama
Production: Hunnia Filmstúdió

The heroines of the film are the two Szkalla sisters. When they were young they were bright and pretty, but now they are old and live separately. Giza is the more lonesome. She is physically handicapped and lives with her son in Munich. Mrs. Orbán is a widow and gives singing classes to scrape a living in Budapest. She is having her last romance with Csermlényi, her old suitor, a retired tenor. When in a good mood, she plays catsplay with her lodger, Egérke. The sisters phone each other every day and their past is recalled in melancholic waves of flashbacks.

NFI Hungary – Film Archive