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Tercett – Zsigmond Móricz’s Women

A Streamed Film-Play
In Hungarian, with English subtitles

In this film adaptation of András Forgách’s play for the stage, the legendary and tragic story of Hungarian writer Zsigmond Móricz and the women he loved is presented through the intricate web of the game of love.

“I fall in love with a ragged little man, meek and obedient, sitting by my skirt and promising to lay the proverbial patience of a saint characteristic of his race at my feet”, Janka Holics says of her husband, Zsigmond Móricz. Then Móricz puts these words into the mouth of an actress and has her dressed in his wife’s clothes. This is how he builds a bridge between his bedroom and the stage. It is a dangerous game. The name of the game is love. The meekness is at an end, and the life and death struggle begins. Móricz knows perfectly well that only one woman can remain, but he runs toward his own end like a wounded wild-boar, dragging his family with him. Will the actress Mária Simonyi be the new Janka Holics or not? The experiment begins innocently enough, but the human heart is a sensitive instrument. Having crossed the bridge, the actress finds herself in Móricz’s bedroom, leaving no room for Janka there, who must take her love with her to beyond the grave. Still, it is good to live, she tells us before she slips into her garments of farewell.

  • Zsolt Nagy
    Key Cast
    "Zsigmond Móricz"
  • Edit Balázsovits
    Key Cast
    "Janka Holics"
  • Andrea Petrik
    Key Cast
    "Mária Simonyi"
  • Vince Juhász
    Key Cast
  • András Forgách
  • Szabolcs Mátyássy
  • Sándor Márkus
    Set and Costume Designer
  • Dénes Sátor
  • László Seregi
    Director of Photography
  • Richárd M. Nagy
    Broadcasting Director
  • Ákos Nagy
  • Zsuzsa Tompai
    Scenic Designer
  • Éva Kutschera
  • Viktória Nagy
  • Bálint Szilágyi
  • Madách Theatre NPO
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tercett – Móricz Zsigmond szerelmei
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    Biographical Film, Drama, Film-Play, Feature Film
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2022
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Director Biography - Bálint Szilágyi

Mr Bálint Szilágyi (1991) is a Hungarian director who earned his degree from the directing department of the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest in 2017. He staged contemporary plays (Handke, Kehlmann, Hurley) and classical Hungarian texts as well. He regularly stages productions for children (Little Red Riding Hood, Bambi) and also has work experiences in the fields of music (Donizetti, Puccini) and puppet theatre. He often translates the plays for his own productions from German and English and, more recently, also started to write his own plays. He is also active in education at the University of Theater and Film Arts, where he has been teaching for the last 7 years. He is the co-leader of an acting class (led by Sándor Zsótér) since 2019 and also the co-leader of a theatre directing class (led by Aleksandar Popovski) since 2023.

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