Another Way (1982)

Director
János Xantus; Károly Makk

Main cast
Gra?yna Szapo?owska; Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak; Ildikó Bánsági; Judit Hernádi; Jozef Kroner

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.


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