Second Run to release Márta Mészáros’ ‘Adoption’ on World Premiere Blu-ray on 12 July 2021

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.



Special Features:

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.

Trailer

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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