Márta Mészáros

Márta Mészáros retrospective to be held at Academy Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will present the first West Coast retrospective of Márta Mészáros’ films. The series will bring together essential new restorations that reveal Mészáros to be one of postwar European cinema’s most important, albeit unsung, voices. Few female directors...
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Films of Márta Mészáros

It is a banner month for Hungarian Cinema in New York. While the downtown Metrograph is showing six restored classics by the great Miklós Jancsó, uptown at Film at Lincoln Center a major retrospective of the films of the equally important Márta Mészáros starts today. Mészáros was married to Jancsó from 1958 to 1973 and they had three children together, but her quiet, observant, and very personal films could hardly be more different.
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EFA Honours Márta Mészáros with Lifetime Achievement Award

BUDAPEST: Hungarian legendary filmmaker Márta Mészáros will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th European Film Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2021. On the occasion of this honourary award and in partnership with the European Film Academy, MUBI will present a focus on Márta Mészáros starting in mid-November 2021, highlighting a selection of her films.

Hungarian Director Marta Meszaros to Receive European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Pioneering Hungarian filmmaker Marta Meszaros will receive this year’s lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy. Meszaros’ debut, The Girl (1968), was the first feature film from Hungary directed by a woman. In her long career, Meszaros has largely focused on the lives of women, often drawing from the experiences of her own family. Meszaros celebrated her international breakthrough in 1975 with Adoption, an intimate portrait of the bond between a lonely middle-aged woman and a 17-year-old girl, which won the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin Film Festival, the first time a female director had taken the top...