Following The Girl, Adoption and Nine Months, The Two of Them is also great in succession to a genealogy of women\'s cinema also focusing on the relationship between women. Mária, a manager of a women worker\'s residence, is a middle-aged woman living with her husband who has a professional job and their child. A young worker Juli faces a crisis of being expelled from the residence because of her alcoholic husband\'s abrupt behavior because of this Mária lets Juli stay at her place, even though it goes against the rules of the residence. From that day on, the two women, who have different social status, married lives and personalities, are involved with each other’s life. The deeper their affectionate relationship goes, the clearer the problems of their marriages are: while Mária\'s relationship with her husband is stable but not passionate, Juli loves her husband but suffers from his irresponsible and helpless behavior.
Just as Kata and Anna in Adoption, the two heroines in Two of Them are each other\'s double in spite of their different ages and circumstances. Through their friendship, the two heroines discover another hidden self and the discovery opens a new liberalized dimension to each woman\'s life. While calmly exploring the women\'s social conditions, the film is also warm-hearted along with women\'s passion feeding a fire on her life pioneered by herself. (NAM In-young)
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.