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Film, Tue 3 Sep 2019

Tuesday Wonder: Adoption

Tuesday Wonder: Adoption

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Celebrated as the first Berlinale Golden Bear awarded to a female director, Márta Mészáros’ Adoption is a powerful meditation on agency and womanhood in a world that waits to give permission.

Kata, a 43-year-old factory worker, longs to have a child of her own, despite the negative reaction of her married lover. Following her need for a deeper maternal bond, she befriends Anna, a girl in the care of the state, and aids in her quest to marry the boy she sees in secret.

Adoption’s intimate reflections on engendered power relations and shifting familial structures have remained timeless topics, and the lack of moralistic judgment throughout the narrative proves to be a refreshing view into the complex lives of women.
Gorgeously shot in black and white, with the digital grading overseen by the original director of photography Lajos Koltai (HSC), Mészáros profound feature examines the strain of isolation and the complexities of social emancipation through the viewpoint of a quietly powerful woman.

Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery.

DIRECTOR: Márta Mészáros
DETAILS: HU, 1975, 87mins, 15
STARRING: Katalin Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried
LANGUAGE: Hungarian with English subs
F-RATING: Triple

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshments

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Dates Times
Tue 3 Sep 2019 18:30 to 00:00

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    Contact

    Hyde Park Picture House

    Address

    Brudenell Road,
    Leeds,
    LS6 1JD

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Hyde Park Picture House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.


    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station

    Facilities

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments