Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, Hungary, Germany, 2017, 89’
Caught in a debt trap Marish lives a slave existence tending to an employer who effectively owns her, through the debt she owes. Verbally abused the timid woman has lost her sense of self in the face of the daily drudgery of cooking, washing, cleaning – all without pay. The hard-working Marish attends to every command without a whimper but in private reflects on a life seemingly wasted. Without her ID and not a penny to her name the 53 year old must surely continue on this treadmill until death or sacking. But bearing witness to the wickedness of slavery through the film has given Marish courage, and an idea takes root inside her – she could be free…
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Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian film director and editor specialising in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. In 2013 she worked as a director on the project called Cinetrain – Russian Writer which won the audience award at Vision du Reel documentary festival. Member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy. Her first feature length documentary A Woman Captured premiered at IDFA 2017. It was the first Hungarian feature length film ever to compete at the Sundance Film Festival, in January 2018.
Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Producer: Julianna Ugrin, Viki Réka Kiss
Camera: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Editor: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Sound: Tamás Bohács, Márton Kristóf
Music: Csaba Kalotás
Saturday 21st July, 3.00pm, The RoadHouse Cinema (Q&A)
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