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9th(2007)



Fetus

Márta Mészáros

  • Hungary
  • 1993
  • 105min
  • 35mm
  • color

Fetus in a fresh way is bringing up the maternal matters in the situation of the rapidly growing capitalistic storm that developed just after the breakdown of the socialist system in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s.
 Anna, her husband, and two children find it hard to make a living and also have an unplanned pregnancy. She is in a predicament due to the fact that the construction work on her house is suspended because of inflation also her husband loses his job. Abortion is an unavoidable choice for her. Teréz, a rich businesswoman, privately approaches her and proposes enormous financial compensation for her giving her baby to Teréz secretively. Anna lies to her husband and decides to stay at Teréz’s house hidden until the delivery. Anna, however, encounters some doubtful incidents on Teréz\'s real desire and longing for a baby which makes her get extremely worried.
 Teréz\'s idea to deal with maternity through using money suggests women’s troubles and difficulties in East European social reality imbued with a confusion of values and moral looseness since the failure of real-socialism. It is a very provocative film exploring the conditions and values on motherhood through two women’s subtle relationship. (NAM In-young)

Director

  • Márta MészárosMárta Mészáros

    Between 1935 and 1946, Márta MÉSZÁROS lived in the Soviet Union. Her father, László MESZAROS, a sculptor who emigrated there, fell victim to Stalin’s cleansing. After graduating from the Union State Film School in Moscow in 1956, she made documentary films in the Bucharest AlexandruSahia Studio until 1958, and then worked for the Hungarian Film Production Company until 1968 as a short-film director. She has been making feature films since 1968. Her Diary-series are autobiographically inspired. Since 1992 she has been the managing director of the Nagy Imre Association.

Credit

  • ProducerFerenc Kardos
  • Cast Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Adél Kováts, Jan Nowicki
  • Screenwriter Márta Mészáros, Éva Pataki
  • Cinematography Nyika Jancsó
  • Editor Éva Kármentő
  • Music Michael Lorenc
  • Sound István Sipos