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Two masterpieces from Hungarian filmmaker Karoly Makk. In the emotionally precise drama Love (1971, 84 mins.), Lili Darvas, the famed stage actress and widow of Ferenc Molnar, portrays a bed-ridden old woman. Her daughter-in-law, whose husband is in jail as a political prisoner, concocts a fictitious story about his life as a filmmaker in America and forges letters from him filled with Hollywood gossip, which the mother devours as she awaits her son's return. This is joined by the U.S. version of Makk's contemplative film, Catsplay (1972, 98 mins.), about two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives, yet still believe in hope and love. Told in the form of an epistolary novel, and utilizing vivid images to convey the character's innermost thoughts, the film is a serious, stylistically daring, and deeply involving drama. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

Karoly Makk---Hungary---1971/1972---182 mins.