Cinema: Precious Cameo


Directed by KAROLY MAKK Screenplay by TIBOR DERY

This exceptionally fine Hungarian film about death and renewal is made with a sort of serene melancholy, a rich understanding of the tone and textures of mortality. It is a quiet movie, of short focus but great perspective in its untroubled contemplation of the measure of loss.

Love derives much of its strength from the fine accumulation of gesture and detail that Director Makk has worked into the modest fabric of his story. An old lady (Lili Darvas), nearly 100 and dying with dignity and resignation...

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