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Márta Mészáros: The Last Report on Anna

The latest film of Márta Mészáros, The Last Report on Anna, fits perfectly into the oeuvre of the Kossuth Prize winning director, bringing to the screen yet another woman’s fate. Following on from her famous Diary Trilogy and her film about Imre Nagy, Márta Mészáros still seeks her protagonists in twentieth century Hungarian history. In this film we gain insight into the life of Anna Kéthly, who according to the director is little known, despite being a multifaceted and fascinating woman, and a mesmerising character.
The Last Report, however, is not just a historical film. The film’s focal point is not Anna Kéthly’s exceptional political career.  We witness the protagonists not only at significant historical moments, but also in their private lives. Thus the director has put great emphasis on human fate, on presenting the private sphere and the day-to-day life of the era. The clash of love and creed, of everyday betrayals and exceptional fidelity play a crucial part in the story. The thrill of an adventurous life-path and the gripping emotional richness of a love story are essential elements of this film.

Director: Márta Mészáros
Screenplay: Éva Pataki, Márta Mészáros
D.O.P.: Novák Emil
Writer’s Consultant: András Szekér
Consultant: Miklós Jancsó
Music: Ferenc Kovács
Editor: Zsuzsa Csákány
Sound: István Sipos
Art Director: Tamás Banovich
Costume: Katalin Jancsó 
Make-up: Magdolna Márta
Stills: Miklós  Gáspár
Production Manager: Krisztina Bene
Line Producer: Erika Tarr
Producer: Pál Sándor
Produced by: Hunnia Filmstudio

Cast: Enikő Eszenyi, Ernő Fekete, Adél Kováts, György Cserhalmi, Gabriella Hámori, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Gábor Máté, Básti Juli, Seress Zoltán, Beata Fudalej, Tibor Gáspár, Frigyes Hollósi, Jákob Ladányi

2009, Hungarian feature film, colour, 35 mm



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