This delightful, family-friendly film provides a pocket guide not only to the many turbulent changes in Hungarian life across the 20th century, but also to the language of cinema, reflected by its ingenious and playful shifts in cinematographic language throughout.
An elderly woman struggling with dementia (the remarkable late Polish actress Danuta Szaflarska, at 100 years of age) recounts key episodes of her life story to her daughter (Eszter Ónodi) – a story spanning the entire 1900s, four generations of family oddballs and 27 moves of house in bids to veer clear of the socio-political upheavals of the day.
CaSFFA is proud to screen Mom and Other Loonies in the Family, courtesy of the Hungarian National Film Fund, in partnership with the Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne. Admission is free with ticket purchase to any other CaSFFA session.
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