Love (1971 film)

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Directed by Károly Makk
Written by Péter Bacsó
Tibor Déry (novel)
Starring Lili Darvas
Mari Törőcsik
Cinematography János Tóth
Edited by György Sívó
Distributed by Ajay Film Company (USA)
Release date(s)
  • 21 January 1971 (1971-01-21)
Running time 84 minutes
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian

Love (Hungarian: Szerelem) is a 1971 Hungarian drama film directed by Károly Makk. Based on two short stories by Tibor Déry, Szerelem (1956) and Két asszony (1962), it stars Lili Darvas and Mari Törőcsik. It won three prizes, including the Jury Prize at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was also selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 44th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


Historical background[edit]

Károly Makk tells the story of a young Hungarian woman whose husband has been arrested by the secret police and who eases the last months of his mother with the tale that her son is in America. In 1953 after the death of Soviet premier Joseph Stalin many arrested people were released in Hungary. The film "Love" won the Jury Prize at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival and is one of Derek Malcolm / The Guardian's Top 100 Films of the 20th Century.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Love". Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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