Márta Mészáros 90

“The Márta Mészáros marvel is the marvel of acute vision and sensitivity, the marvel of a woman who speaks of her fellows in a way that not a single man is able to (perhaps with the exception of Bergman),” a critic of Le Monde wrote of her in 1980. The Golden Bear Prize and Cannes Jury Grand Prix-winning director, who is 90 this year, brought a new approach to European and global filmmaking, depicting reality from the perspective of the female soul. We greet Márta Mészáros on this distinguished anniversary with three marvellous films from early in her career: Eltávozott nap (The Girl), Holdudvar (Binding Sentiments) and Szép lányok, ne sírjatok (Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls).