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(2004, feature, video, black/white, 72 min.)
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When do we grow up? Why are we unable to break free of the childhood memories that have defined our adulthood? Why do those of us who grew up in total restriction and those in total freedom have entirely different lives?
This film shows the stages of growing up through two parallel storylines.
Esther and Alex, living in Manhattan, are the main characters in one of the stories. Due to her tragic illness Esther returns to her homeland, Hungary, and her son soon goes after her. Their short-lived past – the boy only lived with his mother until he was fourteen – brings back painful and deeply human situations, when they reminisce in the flat where
the mother used to live and which overlooks the now decaying playground Esther used to play in.
The main characters in the other story are Theodóra Farkas and her daughter, called Baba, who is blind. The mother gives up everything for her daughter and this binds them together with such strong ties that it prevents them from being able to live without each other.