A Woman Captured

Part of Panorama Europe 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Presented by the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center New York

Hungary. Dir. Bernadett Tuza-Ritter. 2017, 89 mins. Digital projection. In Hungarian with English subtitles. New York premiere. Intense, provocative, and gripping, this true life shocker is a harrowing plunge into the shadowy world of modern slavery. It is an almost unbearably intimate portrait of Marish, whose prematurely weathered face speaks volumes about the hardship she has endured for the past ten years as an indentured servant for the abusive matriarch of a wealthy family, performing backbreaking labor twenty hours a day in exchange for only food, lodging, and cigarettes. What at first seems to be a study in hopelessness gradually transforms into a pulse-pounding documentary thriller as Marish—aided by filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter—plots her escape.

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