Judith Halász ... Kata András Bálint ... Jancsi Edit Kelemen ... Child Kata András Szamosfalvi ... Child Jancsi Rita Békés ... Klári Éva Berényi ... Jancsi's Mother Mária Baga Erzsébet Mialkovszy ...Kata's Mother Erika Kúnzsenti ... Jutka Péter Huszti ... Karcsi
Plot / Synopsis
Lovefilm (Szerelmesfilm), acclaimed Hungarian director István Szabó's third feature, examines the lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, as friends, lovers and strangers. Told through a series of disjointed and nonlinear reminiscences, the film presents the merging of subconscious idealism with the sharp contrast of reality. A collage of moving snapshots, marking the pivotal moments in their lives together, flow through the main character's mind as he prepares to reunite with a long lost friend. Written by the director, and no doubt highly influenced by his own upbringing in Budapest, it presents a tale of two souls drawn together, yet destined to grow apart.
Leaving his current girlfriend behind, Jansci boards a train to Paris, where he has plans to meet up with Kata, a girl he has known, and loved, all his life. They grew up together in Budapest in the years before the second World War. As young children, they were inseparable, sharing the kind of relationship children do; sometimes happy, sometimes cruel, but with an underlying devotion that overcame any temporary rifts. With the invasion of the Nazis they were separated, but chance would reunite them as teenagers, where their innocent friendship blossomed into young love. Once again, social upheaval would tear them apart, with the riots and communist occupation of the mid-1950s. Kata decided to leave for Paris, while Jansci remained in Hungary. The two had managed to keep in correspondence with one another in the intervening years, and now, they will meet again as adults, and discover whether their shared past can be the basis for a future together.
As flashbacks through the course of the film, Jansci recalls the many stages of their relationship. Szabó does an exceptional job conveying the influence of memory in its randomness and selectivity. Several events are replayed over again, each time with a different perspective, recalling one aspect of the situation as another fades into oblivion. This attention brings a striking realism to the piece, defining the difference between what really occurred and its afterimage. The audience is never really sure that what they are getting is authentic, or merely an interpretation of events.
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