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Adoption

HU, 1975, 87mins, Cert.15
Showtimes and location

Film description

Celebrated as the first Berlinale Golden Bear awarded to a female director, Márta Mészáros’ Adoption is a powerful meditation on agency and womanhood in a world that waits to give permission.  

Kata, a 43-year-old factory worker, longs to have a child of her own, despite the negative reaction of her married lover. Following her need for a deeper maternal bond, she befriends Anna, a girl in the care of the state, and aids in her quest to marry the boy she sees in secret.  

Adoption’s intimate reflections on engendered power relations and shifting familial structures have remained timeless topics, and the lack of moralistic judgment throughout the narrative proves to be a refreshing view into the complex lives of women.  

Gorgeously shot in black and white, with the digital grading overseen by the original director of photography Lajos Koltai (HSC), Mészáros profound feature examines the strain of isolation and the complexities of social emancipation through the viewpoint of a quietly powerful woman.   

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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details

Address

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).

Showtimes

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