Adoption

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Genre
DRAMA
Release Date
8 Aug 2021 (Sun)
Category
IIA (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
88 Minutes
Language
Hungarian / Chinese and English Subtitle

Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Prof. Mary Wong Shuk Han, Department of Chinese, LingU, and Winnie Fu

Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Prof. Mary Wong Shuk Han, Department of Chinese, LingU, and Winnie Fu

Director
Márta Mészáros
Cast
Kati Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried, László Szabó
Synopsis
A chance encounter brings two lonely souls together, allowing them to find temporary comfort and security in each other. Kata is a 43-year-old widow working in a wood factory. She’s been in a relationship with a married man for years, and her loneliness has sparked her desire to become a mother, despite her lover’s objections. When Kata meets Anna, a teenager who had just escaped from a nearby children’s home, Kata once again finds color in her monotonous life. While helping Anna reconcile with her boyfriend, Kata meets other young girls in the children’s home, which further strengthens her desire to adopt a child. At the same time, seeing the broken families behind the girls’ stubborn eyes also unexpectedly triggers Kata to reevaluate traditional institutions of family and marriage. Dealing with the inner turmoil of each character with care, Márta Mészáros captures Kata’s life and her agency with sensitivity and delicacy. Mészáros’ liberal use of closeups also effectively capture the

A chance encounter brings two lonely souls together, allowing them to find temporary comfort and security in each other. Kata is a 43-year-old widow working in a wood factory. She’s been in a relationship with a married man for years, and her loneliness has sparked her desire to become a mother, despite her lover’s objections. When Kata meets Anna, a teenager who had just escaped from a nearby children’s home, Kata once again finds color in her monotonous life. While helping Anna reconcile with her boyfriend, Kata meets other young girls in the children’s home, which further strengthens her desire to adopt a child. At the same time, seeing the broken families behind the girls’ stubborn eyes also unexpectedly triggers Kata to reevaluate traditional institutions of family and marriage. Dealing with the inner turmoil of each character with care, Márta Mészáros captures Kata’s life and her agency with sensitivity and delicacy. Mészáros’ liberal use of closeups also effectively capture the
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