Now showing

Kenneth Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale
The Belier Family
Brooklyn
The Revenant
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
Spotlight
Room
Carol
The Big Short
TED 2016
La Traviata - English National Opera
Suffragette

Coming soon

Dad's Army
The Lady in the Van
45 Years
Mahana
Hail, Caesar!
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Sherpa
NT Live: Jane Eyre
NT Live: As You Like It
NT Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Son of Saul
A Bigger Splash
TRAILER
The Door
The Door
The Door
Next session
View times in another location
The Door

An adaptation of the popular 1987 Hungarian novel by Magda Szabó, and directed by Oscar-winning Hungarian filmmaker, István Szabó of Mephisto (1981), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in Hungary in the 1960s, the film stars Helen Mirren as a maid and German actress Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others) as a well-to-do novelist who form an unlikely bond. It is premiering at the European Film Market (EFM) 2012 in Berlin, before opening in Hungary March 8. The cast also includes Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz, Enikö Börcsök, Mari Nagy, Ági Szirtes and Péter Andorai.

Set in 1960s Budapest, the story focuses on the relationship between two women—a writer, Magda (Gedeck) and her housekeeper, Emerenc (Mirren). As their lives become more intertwined and something resembling a friendship blossoms, so too does Magda’s interest in Emerenc and her erratic ways.

X

Want to write a review? Log in at the top of the page or Register

Runtime: 1 hr 37 mins
Genres:
Drama
Adaptation
Country: Hungary

LIGHT HOUSE PAUATAHANUI 3 PAEKAKARIKI HILL RD (04) 234 6770