Márta Mészáros

Director, Screenwriter
Key figure of Hungarian cinema who has dealt almost exclusively with the situation of women in contemporary society. Meszaros began her career working on newsreels in Budapest and joined the Mafilm Group 4 film unit in ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1931 in Budapest, HU

Filmography

Director (17)

Utolsó jelentés Annáról 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

A Csodalatos Mandarin 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Little Vilma - The Last Diary 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Cory Szczescie 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

La Septeime demeure 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

A Magzat 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Naplo Szerelmeimnek 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Naplo apamnak, anyammnak 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Bye Bye Red Riding Hood 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Diary For My Children 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Nema Kialtas 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Orokseg 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Utkozben 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Olyan mint otthon 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Ok ketten 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Kilenc honap 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Orokbefogadas 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (13)

Utolsó jelentés Annáról 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Csodalatos Mandarin 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Vilma - The Last Diary 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cory Szczescie 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Naplo Szerelmeimnek 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Naplo apamnak, anyammnak 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bye Bye Red Riding Hood 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Diary For My Children 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nema Kialtas 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Orokseg 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Utkozben 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kilenc honap 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Orokbefogadas 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Strike Back 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

World of Film 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

A Csodalatos Mandarin 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Key figure of Hungarian cinema who has dealt almost exclusively with the situation of women in contemporary society. Meszaros began her career working on newsreels in Budapest and joined the Mafilm Group 4 film unit in 1966. She made her feature debut with "The Girl" (1968), a poignant study of a young woman's search for affection which staked out several of the director's main concerns. Here, and in later features such as "Riddance" (1973) and "Adoption" (1975), Meszaros brings stylish camerawork and finely tuned powers of observation to bear on contemporary sexual, psychological, social and inter-generational relationships. She is perhaps best known for her autobiographical account of the Stalinist period, "Diary for My Children" (1982), which uses newsreel footage and clips from 1950s features to weave a complex, personal and political portrait of the era. Withheld from distribution in the West for two years, "Diary" finally won a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984. Meszaros has been married three times: to documentarian Laszlo Karda; to director Miklos Jancso; and, most recently, to Polish actor Jan Nowicki, who has appeared in films by his wife as well as several other leading directors.

Relationships

Miklos Jancso

Husband
married in 1960 divorced in 1973

Miklós Jancsó Director

Husband

Laszlo Karda

Husband
married in 1957 divorced in 1959

Laszlo Meszaros

Father
subject of daughter's short film "In Memorium: Laszlo Meszaros" (1968)

Jan Nowicki

Husband
Polish

EDUCATION

schooled in Moscow and Budapest

VGIK

1954 - 1956

Milestones

1966

Joined "Mafilm Group 4" film unit

1954

Assistant at Studio Budapest

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