Marta Meszaros Biography (1931-)

Born September 19, 1931, in Budapest, Hungary (one source says Kispest, Hungary); daughter of Laszlo Meszaros (a sculptor); married Laszlo Karda (a filmmaker), 1957 (divorced, 1959); married Miklos Jancso (a director), 1960 (divorced, 1973); married Jan Nowicki (an actor); children: (second marriage) two sons, one daughter. Addresses: Contact: c/o MAFILM Studio, Lumumba utca174, 1149 Budapest, Hungary.

Gender
Female
Occupation
Director, screenwriter
Birth Details
September 19, 1931
Budapest, Hungary

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • ... es ujtra mosolyognak (short film; title means "Smiling Again"), 1954 Albertfalvai tortenet (short film; title means "A History of Albertfalva"), 1955
  • Tul a Kalvin teren (short film; title means "Beyond the Square"),1955 Mindennapi tortenetek (short film; title means "Everyday Stories"), 1955
  • Orszagutak vandora (short film; title means "Wandering on Highways"), 1956
  • Sa zimbeasca toti copii (short film; also known as All the Children Should Smile), 1957
  • Femeile zilelor noastre (short film), 1958
  • Popas in tabara de vara (short film; also known as Rest of theSummer Camp), 1958
  • Schimbul de miine (short film; also known as Tomorrow's Shift), 1959
  • Az Elet megy tovabb (short film; title means "Life Goes On"), 1959
  • Az Eladas muveszete (short film; also known as The Art of Salesmanship), 1960
  • Riport egy TSZ-elnokrol (short film; title means "Report on the Chairman of a Farmers' Cooperative"; also known as Egy TSz elnokrol), 1960
  • Az Oszibarack termesztese, 1960
  • Rajtunk is mulik (short film; title means "It Depends on Us, Too ... "), 1960
  • Szivdobogas (short film; title means "Heartbeat"), 1961
  • Vasarhelyi szinek (short film; title means "Colors of Vasarhely"),1961
  • Danulon gyartas (short film; title means "Danulon Production"), 1961
  • A Szar es a gyoker fejlodese (short film; title means "The Development of the Stalk and the Root"), 1961
  • Tornyai Janos (short film), 1962
  • Gyermekek, konyvek (short film; title means "Children, Books"), 1962 Kamaszvaros (short film; title means "A Town in the Awkward Age"),1962
  • Nagyuzemi tojastermeles (short film; title means "Mass Productionof Eggs"), 1962
  • A Labda varasza (short film; title means "The Spell of the Ball"),1962
  • 1963. julius 27. szombat (short film; title means "Saturday, 7 27,1963 1963
  • Munka vagy hivatas? (short film; title means "Work or Profession?"), 1963
  • Szeretet (short film; title means "Care and Affection"), 1963
  • Festok varosa--Szentendre (short film; title means "Szentendre--Town of Painters"), 1964
  • Bobita (short film; title means "Blow-Ball"), 1964
  • Kialto (short film; title means "Proclamation"), 1964
  • 15 perc--15 evrol (short film; title means "Fifteen Minutes on Fifteen Years"), 1965
  • Borsos Miklos (short film), 1966
  • Harangok varosa--Veszprem (short film; title means "Veszprem--Townof Bells"), 1966
  • Eltavozott nap, MAFILM Studio, 1968 released in the United Statesas The Girl (also known as The Day Has Gone), 1972
  • A Holdudvar (also known as Binding Sentiments and Binding Ties), MAFILM Studio, 1968
  • Meszaros Laszlo emlekere (short film; title means "In Memory of Laszlo Meszaros"), 1968
  • Szep lanyok, ne sirjatok (title means "Don't Cry, Pretty Girls"),1970
  • A Lorinci fonoban (short film; title means "At the Lorinc Spinnery"), 1971
  • Szeptember vegen (also known as End of September), 1973
  • Szabad lelegzet, Studio Hunnia, 1973 released in the United Statesas Riddance (also known as Free Breathing), New Yorker Films,1976
  • (And cinematographer) Orokbefogadas, Studio Hunnia, 1975 releasedin the United States as Adoption, 1976
  • Kilenc honap (also known as Nine Months), 1976
  • Ok ketten (also known as The Two of Them and Women),1977
  • Olyan mint otthon (also known as Just Like Home and JustLike at Home), 1978
  • Utkozben (title means "On the Way"; also known as En Routeand En cours de route), 1979
  • Orokseg (also known as The Heiresses and The Inheritance), 1980
  • Anya es leanya (title means "Mother and Daughter"), released as Anna, Port Royal Film, and Une mere, une fille, Gaumont, all 1981
  • Nema kialtas (also known as Silent Cry), MAFILM Studio, 1982
  • Naplo gyermekeimnek, Budapest Filmstudio, 1982 released in the United States as Diary for My Children, New Yorker Films, 1984
  • Fata Morgana Land, 1983
  • Delibabok orszaga (title means "The Land of Mirages"), 1983
  • Ave Maria, 1986
  • Naplo szerelmeimnek (also known as Diary for My Loves and Diary for My Loved Ones), Budapest Filmstudio, 1987
  • Piroska es a farkas (also known as Bye bye chaperon rouge,Bye Bye Red Riding Hood, and Contes pour tous #9), 1989
  • Utinaplo (documentary), 1989
  • Naplo apamnak, anyamnak (also known as Diary for My Father andMy Mother and Diary for My Parents), 1990
  • A Magzat (also known as Fetus), Budapest Filmstudio, 1993
  • Siodmy pokoj (also known as La settima stanza, La Septeime demeure, and The Seventh Room), 1995
  • A Szerencse lanyai (also known as Cory szczescia), 1998
  • Kisvilma--Az utolso naplo (also known as Little Vilna: The LastDiary), Mokep, 2000
  • (And producer) A Csodalatos mandarin (short film; also known as The Miraculous Mandarin), 2001
  • Also directed Harom datum.
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Edith es Marlene, Magyar TV 8, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • World of Film, PBS, 1993
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Eltavozott nap, MAFILM Studio, 1968 released in the United Statesas The Girl (also known as The Day Has Gone), 1972
  • A Holdudvar (also known as Binding Sentiments and Binding Ties), MAFILM Studio, 1968
  • Szeptember vegen (also known as End of September), 1973
  • Szabad lelegzet, Studio Hunnia, 1973 released in the United Statesas Riddance (also known as Free Breathing), New Yorker Films,1976
  • (With Gyula Hernadi and Ferenc Grunwalsky) Orokbefogadas, Studio Hunnia, 1975 released in the United States as Adoption, 1976
  • Kilenc honap (also known as Nine Months), 1976
  • Ok ketten (also known as The Two of Them and Women),1977
  • Utkozben (title means "On the Way"; also known as En Routeand En cours de route), 1979
  • Orokseg (also known as The Heiresses and The Inheritance), 1980
  • (With Hernadi) Anya es leanya (title means "Mother and Daughter"),released as Anna, Port Royal Film, and Une mere, une fille, Gaumont, all 1981
  • Nema kialtas (also known as Silent Cry), MAFILM Studio, 1982
  • Naplo gyermekeimnek, Budapest Filmstudio, 1982 released in the United States as Diary for My Children, New Yorker Films, 1984
  • Fata Morgana Land, 1983
  • (With Eva Pataki) Naplo szerelmeimnek (also known as Diary forMy Loves and Diary for My Loved Ones), Budapest Filmstudio, 1987
  • Piroska es a farkas (also known as Bye bye chaperon rouge,Bye Bye Red Riding Hood, and Contes pour tous #9), 1989
  • Naplo apamnak, anyamnak (also known as Diary for My Father andMy Mother and Diary for My Parents), 1990
  • A Magzat (also known as Fetus), Budapest Filmstudio, 1993
  • Siodmy pokoj (also known as La settima stanza, La Septeime demeure, and The Seventh Room), 1995
  • A Szerencse lanyai (also known as Cory szczescia), 1998
  • Kisvilma--Az utolso naplo (also known as Little Vilna: The LastDiary), Mokep, 2000
  • A Csodalatos mandarin (adapted from a work by Menyhert Lengyel; short; also known as The Miraculous Mandarin), 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Portuges, Catherine, Screen Memories: The Hungarian Cinema of Marta Meszaros, 1993
    • Women Filmmakers and Their Films, St. James Press, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, November-December, 1984
    • Film Quarterly, fall, 1980, p. 21
    • Monthly Film Bulletin, June, 1985
    • New York Times, October 28, 1984 October 31, 1984
    • Village Voice, November 6, 1984

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