|8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
October 15 - 23 2008
This year's theme is "Hungarians in Hollywood"
Opening Night October 15
FINE ARTS THEATER 8556 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Eszter's Inheritance (Eszter hagyatéka)
(2008, feature film, 35mm, colour, 90 min.)
Director: József Sipos
Screenplay: József Sipos, Francisco Gózon
Photography: Francisco Gózon, Zsolt Tóth
Editor: Beáta Eszlári
Set design: István Szlávik
Costumes: Györgyi Szakács
Music: Gábor Berkes
Production manager: László Berta
Producer: József Sipos
Cast: Eszter Nagy-Kálózy, György Cserhalmi, Mari Törőcsik, Károly Eperjes,
Dorottya Udvaros, Tibor Szilágyi, Gabriella Hámori, Krisztián Kolovratnik
Eszter’s Inheritance, based on Sándor Márai’s novel of the same title, was
made from the script of József Sipos.
The film, which takes place in the years before World War II, tells us a story
that is shockingly up-to-date even today. The movie analyses human
relations and tries to find out how people’s actions are controlled by fate.
Eszter, our hero, a seemly lady in her 50s who lives alone on her own
accord and does not expect much from life, can count on a safe and calm
old age. She gets a telegram from her only love (because you can love
someone all your life and be loyal to him even if he was disloyal to you).
Lajos returns for one day with his children and two strangers. The visit
evokes old memories in Eszter as well as sentiments she herself cannot
This is the last meeting that totally changes Eszter’s life, and adresses the
fears that surface at a certain age in everyone’s life.
2008 - Montreal The World Film Festival - First Film Competition (in