Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls!
Szép lányok, ne sírjatok!, black and white Hungarian melodrama, 1970, dir: Márta Mészáros, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 85'
Directed by Márta Mészáros
Screenplay by PéterZimre
Director of photography: János Kende
Music by János Baksa-Soós, Miklós Orszáczky, Zorán Sztevanovity, Károly Frenreisz, Levente Szörényi, László Tolcsvay
Cast: Márk Zala, Jaroslava Schallerová, Lajos Balázsovits
In Márta Mészáros’s third feature film we glimpse the life of young employees of a factory who, once the day’s work is over, spend their time with love affairs, parties and concerts. Savanyú (Márk Zala) is going out with Juli (Jarka Schallerová), indeed they are engaged. But are they really ready for a serious relationship? The laid-back dramaturgy, the dynamic cinematography of János Kende and the music (including numbers by the bands Metro and KEX) all sketch a memorable picture of the freer-living generation of 1968.