Eltávozott nap, black and white Hungarian drama, 1968, dir: Márta Mészáros, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 80’
Directed by Márta Mészáros
Screenplay by Márta Mészáros
Director of photography: Tamás Somló
Music by Levente Szörényi
Cast: Kati Kovács, Teri Horváth, Ádám Szirtes
Erzsi Szőnyi (Kati Kovács) grew up in state care. She places an advertisement looking for her parents and one day she gets a reply. The Márta Mészáros debut work was shown at the same time as the student riots in Paris. The film is a dramatic overture on a truly significant oeuvre not only thanks to the natural acting of Kati Kovács but the sensitive choice of subject and narrative that is virtually free of all frills and artifice.
NFI Hungary – Film Archive