Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:50 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 7:40 p.m.
Director: János Edelényi
Runtime: 89 minutes
When Dorottya, an ambitious young Hungarian actress, takes on the unenviable job as caretaker of the once great stage actor Sir Michael Gifford, the two instantly clash. He’s a sorry-for-himself, grumpy old has-been, and she is stubborn, standing up to him as no one else dares. To the surprise of both, conflict is exactly what they need. Fueled by quarrels and a mutual love of Shakespeare, their relationship sparks and each finds the other an inspiration. Unfortunately, this symbiosis arouses the jealousy of Sir Michael’s daughter, Sophia, and his faithful ex-lover, Milly. When Sir Michael is offered a Lifetime Achievement Award, Dorottya encourages the sick old man to collect it in person. Incensed, Milly and Sophia strike, firing Dorottya and cutting her off from all contact.
Principal Cast: Brian Cox, Coco König, Anna Chancellor, Emilia Fox, Karl Johnson, Andrew Havill
Writers: Gilbert Adair, János Edelényi, Tom Kinninmont Producers: Charlotte Wontner, József Berger, Steve Bowden Cinematographer: Tibor Máthé
Editor: Adam Recht
Music: Atti Pacsay