Adoption (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

Márta Mészáros is without doubt one of the most significant female directors from Central Europe. Her outspoken works deal frankly with issues of gender, politics and society.

Adoption is a story of the hushed rebellion of two strong women, fortysomething Kata and orphaned teenager Anna. Kata longs to have a child of her own, but rejected by her married lover, Kata looks into adoption. She befriends troubled teen Anna, also determined to start a new life for herself, and the two women soon form a strong and unexpected kinship.

The first female director to win the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Mészáros’ film is without any hint of artifice; no grand occurrences, no heavyweight discussions of issues, a film quiet and truthful in the best way. Second Run are delighted to present this important work in a new 4K restoration.

Blu-ray Special Features:
• Presented from a new director-approved 4K restoration created by the National Film Institute Film Archive, Hungary, and supervised by cinematographer Lajos Koltai.
• A new filmed introduction to the film by Márta Mészáros (2021).
 A Conversation with Márta Mészáros (2009): an archival filmed interview with the director.
• Trailer
• Booklet with new writing on the film by Carmen Gray.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)