Second Run will release Márta Mészáros‘ acclaimed 1975 Hungarian drama, Adoption (Örökbefogadás), on Region Free World Premiere Blu-ray on 12 July 2021.
Adoption is presented from a new director-approved 4K restoration created by the National Film Institute Film Archive, Hungary, and supervised by cinematographer Lajos Koltai.
Adoption is a story of the hushed rebellion of two strong women, fortysomething Kata and orphaned teenager Anna. Kata longs to have a child of her own, but rejected by her married lover, Kata looks into adoption. She befriends troubled teen Anna, herself determined to start a new life for herself, and the two women soon form a strong and unexpected kinship.
Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 1975 Berlin Film Festival, Márta Mészáros became the first woman filmmaker ever to receive the award.
Presented from a new director-approved 4K restoration created by the National Film Institute Film Archive, Hungary, and supervised by cinematographer Lajos Koltai.
A Conversation with Márta Mészáros (2009): an archival interview with the director.
Booklet with new writing on the film by journalist and critic Carmen Gray.
New and improved English subtitle translation.
World premiere on Blu-ray.
Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).
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