A World Completely Glued to Itself
Eine völlig in sich verklebte welt, Austria, 2009, 37 min, Beta SP, Arts and Culture, Portrait
“I wanted to show why this country is the way it is.” Hungarian filmmaker Lívia Gyarmathy made this personal intention the challenging leitmotif of her films about socialist Hungary. In 1961, after finishing her studies of chemistry and a career as a skilled worker in a factory, she was the first woman to enroll in direction at Hungary's Academy for Theater and Film Art.
Despite the prejudices of her professors and fellow students, she made a number of documentary and fiction films that stand out due to their social realism. Gyarmathy expressed her doubts about the socialist system through personal stories, as a result of which she was repeatedly targeted by the censors.
Director of photography:
Victoria Remetey, Julia Draxler
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