Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
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A true story of incest and its repercussions is brought to life in this exceptional drama that goes far beyond the sensationalism of the subject matter. It is a powerful tale of two lovers who discover they are half-siblings. They refuse to end their relationship even after the young woman's pregnancy puts them up against social ostracism and imprisonment. "...a delirious expression of
, effectively filmed against a prosaic background. Driving, floating long takes, reminiscent of Kezdi-Kovacs's mentor Miklos Jancso, are used to express the uncontrollable passion of the young couple..." (Dave Kehr,
). In Hungarian with English subtitles.
Zsolt Kezdi-Kovacs---Hungary---1983---92 mins.
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