Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

The Days of Desire (A Vágyakozás Napjai)

  • József Pacskovszki /
  • Hungary /
  • 2009 /
  • 104 mins

Catherine Wilkening, Orsolya Schefcsik , Zsoit László, Ákos Orosz / Fiction / Hungarian

Actions speak louder, in this beautiful study of intimacy and betrayal.

Anna, a mute teenager, takes a job as housekeeper to a wealthy but unhappy couple, who quickly install her as the heart of their fractured household. All three glimpse the possibility of redemption – but when Anna falls in love, the idyll is threatened, and tensions invade. Ravishingly shot in black and white, this is a compelling, mysterious character study, in the rich tradition of Bela Tarr.

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