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The Wednesday Child (A szerdai gyerek)

Ongoing

Presented by the Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center New York

Hungary/Germany. Dir. Lili Horváth. 2015, 94 mins. In Hungarian with English subtitles. Wit Kinga Vecsei, Zsolt Antal, Szabolcs Thuroczy. The striking feature debut from writer-director Lili Horváth marks her as “a talent to watch” (Variety). Winner of first prize in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s East of the West competition, The Wednesday Child follows Maja (Kinga Vecsei), a wayward nineteen-year-old mother living on the outskirts of Budapest, as she struggles to gain custody of her four-year-old son. When she receives a loan to open a laundromat, the volatile Maja sees a chance to turn her life around. The combination of striking cinematography, Horváth’s intelligent direction, and a breakout performance from first-time actress Kinga Vecsei yields a rich emotional payoff. 

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