Bunyik Entertainment Presents
12th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
November 16 - 22.  2012
Opening Night November 15. 7:15pm Laemmle's NOHO 7
Laemmle's Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601
Map & Parking Information

Mrs. Gabriella Bartha

Dr. Attila Beres

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Donlon

Mr. Andrew Friedman

Mr. & Mrs. Julius Jancsó

Mr. Steven A. Kőváry

Dr. Susan Pekarovics

Mr. Sandor Szoboszlai

Istvan Szabo’s drama, set in Hungary in the 1960s, stars Helen Mirren as a maid
and Martina Gedeck
as a well-to-do novelist who form an unlikely bond.

Faultlessly directed with Old World taste and conviction by Istvan Szabo, The Door
describes the unusual relationship between a well-to-do novelist and her poor,
elderly maid. A showcase for the formidable acting talent of leads Helen Mirren and
Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others), this character-driven drama feels too
traditional, however, to rally the audiences that Mirren’s performance, in particular,

Magda, a female writer struggling for success, employs an elderly woman called
Emerence to be her housekeeper.
From their first encounter, it is clear that Emerence is no ordinary maid. Although
everyone in the neighbourhood knows and respects her, no one knows anything
about her private life or has ever been allowed to enter her home.
However, a dramatic event in the writer’s life prompts Emerence to unveil glimpses
of her traumatic past – a past which sheds light on her very peculiar behaviour.

The Door brilliantly illustrates the bond as it develops between these two very
different women and, ultimately, the tragic end of their relationship.

TRAILER (Hungarian trailer)
Cast and Crew

Director: István Szabó
Screenplay: István Szabó, Andrea Vészits
Director of photography: Elemér Ragályi
Editor: Réka Lemhényi
Costumes: Györgyi Szakács
Producer: Jenő Hábermann
Co-producer: Sándor Sőth
Production company: FilmArt Ltd., Intuit Pictures / DE
Cast: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz, Enikő Börcsök,
Ági Szirtes

Festivals and Awards

2012 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival