A Woman Captured

Year
2017
Country
Hungary
Duration
87’
Director
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

A Woman Captured is about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who has been serving a family for a decade, working 20 hours a day without getting paid. Her ID was taken from her by her oppressors and she’s not allowed to leave the house without permission. Treated like an animal, she only gets leftovers to eat and no bed to sleep in. Marish spends the days with fear in her heart, but dreaming of getting her life back. The presence of the camera helps her realise she isn’t completely alone. She begins to show signs of trust; after 2 years of shooting, she gathers her courage and reveals her plan: “I am going to escape.” The film follows Marish’s heroic journey back to freedom.

CREW
Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Producer: Julianna Ugrin, Viki Réka Kiss
Operator: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Editor: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Sound: Tamás Bohács, Márton Kristóf
Production
ÉCLIPSE FILM, Viki Réka Kiss, +36703175374, viki.reka.kiss@eclipsefilm.hu
Sales
Syndicado, Aleksandar Govedarica, +421949635890, aleksandar@syndicado.com
Awards
2017 – IDFA, Most viewed film on Docs for Sales; 2018 – Sundance Film Festival
Director
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent 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 a project called Cinetrain – Russian Winter, which won the audience award at the Vision du Réel documentary festival. She is a member of the HSE and Hungarian Film Academy. Her first feature length documentary A Woman Captured premiered at IDFA in the Main Competition. Afterwards it was selected by Sundance Film Festival for the World Cinema Documentary Competition, thus making it the first Hungarian feature-length film ever to compete at Sundance.

Filmography

Filmography: A Woman Captured (2017)

Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By invitation only
Friday
23 March 2018
20:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
By tickets
Friday
23 March 2018
20:30
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
24 March 2018
11:15
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
23–30
March 2018
13
days to the submission opening

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