A Woman Captured

Panorama Europe Film Festival 2018

May 24, 2018 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

Intense, provocative, and gripping, this true life shocker is a harrowing plunge into the shadowy world of modern slavery. It is an almost unbearably intimate portrait of Marish, whose prematurely weathered face speaks volumes about the hardship she has endured for the past ten years as an indentured servant for the abusive matriarch of a wealthy family, performing backbreaking labor twenty hours a day in exchange for only food, lodging, and cigarettes. What at first seems to be a study in hopelessness gradually transforms into a pulse-pounding documentary thriller as Marish—aided by filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter—plots her escape.

A Womand Captured, 2017, Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, 2017, 89 mins, Hungary.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.

„Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent filmmaker specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. She's been the editor of several international features, shorts and documentaries. She's worked as a director in The CineTrain project in 2013, Russia. Member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy. Her first feature length documentary 'A Woman Captured' premiered in IDFA 2017 Main Competition. Tuza-Ritter is especially interested in experimenting with film language, and pushing the boundaries between fiction and documentary. She has experience in working in different countries with international film crews.”

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Czech Center NY, Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center New York