Luca regularly visits her bedridden mother-in-law. Luca's husband, János, has been arrested on a trumped up political charge, and Luca does not know if he is still alive. Luca hides this from his mother by making up letters purporting to be from János who is directing a big film in New York. Luca discovers that János is alive, and is dismissed from her teaching job because of her husband. The dying mother anxiously awaits the return of her son from New York.
  • Original title: Szerelem
  • Director: Károly Makk
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  • Prizes: Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 1971 OCIC Award, Cannes Film Festival, 1971 Special Mentiton to Mari Törőcsik and Lili Darvas, Cannes Film Festival, 1971 Palme d’Or Nomination, Cannes Film Festival, 1971 2nd place, National Society of Film Critics Award, USA, 1974 2nd place, Best Actress, Mari Törőcsik, NSFC Awards, USA, 1974 3rd place, Best Actress, Lili Darvas, NSFC Awards, USA, 1974
  • Length: 88 min
  • Screening times: Oct 22 6 pm CHB (free entry)
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