LOVE / SZERELEMTOL SÚJTVA
24-year-old Éva returns from her holyday in Venice to her large,
empty apartment. There she waits for a call from her lover Tibor, who
has promised to leave his wife Klara and move with Éva to South
America. Having nothing to do but wait, she talks to her teddy bear, letting
him in on her growing desperation. Until shortly before the end of the
film, all people she is in contact with will be nearly invisible, present
only through telephone-calls and conversations at the door. Gradually,
the reason for Éva’s self-made isolation becomes apparent.
As a child, she lost her parents in a car-crash and was adopted by their
friends. Her adoptive father Tibor raped her when she was thirteen and
turned her into his lover. Adoptive-mother Klara sent Éva to an
orphanage; later, Éva moved back into her parents’ apartment.
Since then she is the mental prisoner of a man 22 years her senior –
who is, in one person, her father, lover and only reason to live. Tibor,
a well-known author, doesn’t want to let her go or legitimize their
relationship. Beautiful Éva, who spurns all suitors and only talks
to her girlfriend Zsuzsa, starts drifting into nightmares and delusions.
When she decides to confront Klara and discovers the dimension of Tibor’s
betrayal, she devises a deadly plan.
Caligari: 22.04. / 5.30 p.m.