SZIGET A SZÁRAZFÖLDÖN(THE LADY FROM CONSTANTINAPLE)
An elderly lady decides she wants to exchange her two-room flat for something
smaller. The storm of people interested rattles her solitary life with short-lived
acquaintances connecting her with strangers for just a brief moment. Judit Elek’s first
feature film is a sensitive portrait of loneliness and human relations painted through
unusual everyday scenes and delicately grotesque humour. Several scenes in the
film were shot in documentary style with random people walking down the street.
Lead actress Manyi Kiss gives a most touching performance.
Year of production: 1969