Artikelnummer 5527

ANOTHER WAY (1982) * with switchable English subtitles *

Károly Makk Writers: Erzsébet Galgóczi (novel), Károly Makk Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska

Christmas 1958, Hungary. The body of Éva Szalánczky, an apparent murder victim, is recovered from a forest. In the hospital, Livia Horváth, is recuperating with a bandaged neck. She's told, she'll be unable to live her life as before; the reason is not made explicit. Lesbian Éva, already known to the authorities due to her private life, begins a new job as a journalist at The Truth, a weekly periodical, and meets the married Livia when the two women end up sharing an office. The attraction is immediate, but Livia is initially resistant. Late at night, while kissing in the dark on a park bench, the women are discovered by a policeman, who warns Livia that her husband and employer will be informed if she is found in the same uncompromising position again. Éva is arrested, but soon released. At a collective farm, Éva finds the authorities have blocked an attempt at a more democratic way of organizing their cooperative venture. Her understanding editor, a supporter of the short-lived government of the recently executed Imre Nagy, refuses to publish the article, and she resigns before she is sacked. Éva and Livia have a brief affair. 

Based on a semi-autobiographical work, which was well-known for its lesbian cult following in the former communist states of Eastern Europe (especially Hungary and Poland).

DVD-R is in Hungarian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!


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