Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Documentary Category Special Prize
The Actress and the Death
(A Színésznő és a Halál)
(1993, documentary, 35mm, colour, 100 min., DolbySR)
Director of photography:
The centre of the film is the eight months during which The Actress was tending her mother in a Canadian town. Her mother had cancer and was gradually surrendering her slowly deforming body to death. They both knew that the old lady would die and in the eight months they spoke a lot about death, life, suffering, the point and pointlessness of matters. Sometimes crying despairingly and disconsolately, at other times laughing convulsively of things, then, accepting everything with silent resignation.