Ever since her first screen role inKörhinta (Merry-Go-Round, 1955), which brought her immediate international recognition at the Cannes Film Festival, Mari Törőcsik (born 1935) has been the leading Hungarian screen actress. She received the Best Actress award at Cannes in 1971 for her role in Love (Szerelem; directed by Károly Makk) and again in 1976 for Déryne, hol van? (Mrs Déry, Where Are You?; directed by her husband Gyula Maár). In 1983, she received a special award at Cannes for her work in film overall. She also acts regularly in the theatre.

Kinoeye here presents a previously unpublished interview by Graham Petrie, conducted while she was working on location during the shooting of Zsolt Kézdi-Kovács’ A rejtözkdő (The Absentee, 1985).


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