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Azul Vazante (Leaking Blue) + Eltávozott nap (The Girl)

OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Adél Onodi

Azul Vazante (Leaking Blue)
Julia Alquéres, Brazil 2018, 15 min.  

Eltávozott nap (The Girl)
Márta Mészáros, Hungary 1968, 90 min.

The Girl, Márta Mészáros’ debut fiction film, takes us to Hungary in the late ‘60s. Erzsi, a young woman in her twenties, works at a textile factory in Budapest and lives at a female worker’s dormitory. Having grown up at a state orphanage, she decides to embark on a journey to meet her mother. At the village where she finds her mother, dance is not for every woman, but Erzsi surely dances with men and acts as “the girl from the city”. Disappointed by the estrangement she feels for her mother, she goes back to Budapest. Azul Vazanteis a short story of a mother who looks for her son in a hospital bed, but finds her daughter instead. The film is set at the square of the São Paulo Cathedral, shifting from the tension between mother and daughter and the public expectations that are put on women.

Adél Onodi is an actress from Hungary living in Berlin. She appeared on the cover of the Hungarian editions of Elle and Glamour as the first transgender actress and wrote for the first transgender column in the Hungarian edition of mainstream women’s magazine Glamour. She played in Wir sind jetzt and Rumspringa and was involved in the German LGBTQIA+ Act Out campaign in Süddeutsche Zeitung, which was advocating for the film industry giving more opportunities for LGBTQIA+ actors.