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Pic. 2
Sat 24th Sep 15:00

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Pic. 2
Thu 29th Sep 15:00

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Budapest, 1910s: the arrival of new maid Kato to a household instigates a complex dynamic between her, the housekeeper and Elza, the lady of the house and a well-known prostitute. Utilising Kato’s naivety for her own ends, the charismatic Elza draws her into a world of affairs and manipulation. However, when Kato’s presence and the attention Elza is bestowing on her begin to unravel the past dangerously, an unsettling set of events unfolds. Attila Szász’s film is a mesmerizingly-shot historical piece which draws upon the political landscape of 20th century Hungary and attitudes to women considered to be of a lower moral standing. In so doing, Szász creates a compelling commentary on damaging secrets, manipulation and strange dynamics of co-dependence. Lead actresses Patricia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus and Laura Döbrösi are impressive in carrying the tension and ambiguity of their relationships. Demimonde is a quiet but effective psychological mystery that intelligently navigates the evolution of the trio’s dynamic. The unsettling tone established in the opening scenes as such is able to escalate to a satisfying, albeit inevitable conclusion. With a multi-faceted narrative, and clear political undertones hinted in the film’s title, ultimately its greatest strength is the characters.
Original Title
Felvilag
Runtime
88
Country
Hungary
Director(s)
Attila Szász
Writer(s)
Norbert Köbli
DoP(s)
András Nagy
Producer(s)
Tamás Lajos
Tamás Mink
Executive Producer(s)
Tamás Lajos
Screening Status
UK Premiere
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