Unbelievable. Modern slavery. In a country that is a member of the European Union. Shocking. It will be an audience favourite. At the begining of the film I thought “but what is the position of the filmmaker, why does she allow this to happen”. She gives me the answers and the story is also about the filmmaker and Marish getting closer to each other. I have to confess that I also thought in the beginning that Marish was a bit disturbed in her head. Not at all. When she gets away from the domestic prison… what a relief for her, and the audience. She, Marish = Edith, is weak and strong, like the rest of us, well formulated, no visible psychological problems, but still: how could this last 10 years…?
And what a debate one can hope for in Hungary! A phone call that Edith makes asking for help reveals that – as it is not within her own family – the society can do nothing.
I was informed by the brave director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter that Edith and her daughter is now at IDFA for the premiere… This film will be the most talked about at IDFA and it will be a very obvious contender for the Audience Award.