The Door
(Az ajtó)

feature, 35mm, 98 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Germany


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.

2012 - Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles: Michael Curtiz Audience Award


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


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2012
Moscow International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Palic International Film Festival - 2012
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2012
Tbilisi International Film Festival - 2012
Skopje Film Festival - 2012
Vlissingen Film by the Sea - 2012
Pula Film Festival - 2012
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2013
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2013

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