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San Francisco International Film Festival
The matter of the heart
(1996, documentary, 35mm, colour, 96 min., DolbySR)
Director of photography:
G. Zsuzsanna Hollósi
Two hearts side by side on a table. One being the new, the other the old. Our protagonist is being kept alive by an artificial heart-machine. Many people fight for their lives. He fights, too. He has been waiting for this good nwws for years. He always keeps an eye on the accident statistics in the newspapers. He csan only survive if others die. He's in a good mood, joking around, pinching the nurses' bottoms. But there is fear behind his smile. Living on the verge of life an death, every movement and every gesture has a different meaning. You can experience both psychological changs and heart-breaking anxiety. With every minute comes something new. We can't avoid feeling its affects. László Orosz, our protagonist, is only one of 30 thousand heart-transplant cases. but, for us, his is the most important.