A Quiet Home

Hungarian comedy, bw, 1957, dir: Frigyes Bán, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 96’


09.17. 18:00
Toldi Main Hall

Directed by Frigyes Bán
Screenplay by Armand Szántó, Mihály Szécsén
Director of photography: István Eiben
Music by Szabolcs Fényes
Cast: Ferenc Zenthe, Erzsi Galambos, László Ungváry, Irén Psota, István Egri, Márta Fónay
Genre: comedy

András Berki and Éva Ács are among those few fortunate people whose housing applications have – finally, after much delay – been processed and they can move into their very first home. In their joy they start buying furnishings, only to discover that the housing office has mistakenly allocated them both the same flat. Since neither joker András nor spirited Éva are prepared to give up their claim on the flat, the pair are forced to spend the next few days in each other’s company, which, naturally, opens the door to a blossoming love affair. A Quiet Home is a truly entertaining comedy from the early Kádár era, which sweetens the problems of housing and bureaucracy with the sparkling pairing of Ferenc Zenthe and Erzsi Galambos as well as several catchy tunes. The film’s director Frigyes Bán and cinematographer István Eiben were born 120 years ago, and its composer Szabolcs Fényes 110 years ago.

Q&A with Erzsi Galambos actress, moderator: Márton Kurutz