Partisan & Courtesan
Éva Kardos was born in 1924 as the niece of the infamous Hungarian communist dictator, Mátyás Rákosi. Her story starts with early immigration to Moscow, school years spent with classmates like Mao Ce Tung’s offspring, then as a teenage partisan during WW2. After the war, her life continues as wife of the head of the secret service, before an adventurous escape on a tank during the 1956 revolution. Last – but not least – prostitution at the age of 56 after her husband’s mysterious death. Now she is 85. This film is about her life.
Eszter Gyárfás graduated at the Hungarian Film Academy in 2006. During her studies she worked in a number of feature films, shorts and documentaries as production manager/unit manager. Among others, her works included Taxidermia directed by György Pálfi, Johanna by Kornél Mundruczó. Her collaboration with Bojána Papp started in 2005 with Generation L, a documentary about Hungarian women in their 50s. Their more recent two projects (in production) are Zahnmekka, a documentary about dental tourism in Hungary, and Partisan & Courtesan.
Buday László u. 5/b
Proton Cinema Ltd.
Pozsonyi u. 14
Docu Talents From the East 2008 - 2008