Béla Tarr / HU, 1979 / 108 min.
Béla Tarr’s first feature-length film is a docudrama about a young couple with a child, who live with the young man’s parents. The cramped living space leads to tension and conflict, which puts the marriage under intense pressure. New 2K restoration.
Irén and her young daughter Krisztike are living in a small, cramped flat in a suburb. They have to share a room and kitchen with four family members of her husband, who is in the army. In this confined space, every little problem ends in a huge argument. In addition, Irén’s father-in-law fuels his son’s jealousy and turns him against her. Irén breaks in to a miserable, temporary flat in the hope that she and the child will be able to stay there. They are convinced a flat of their own will solve all their problems.