A Woman Captured

An intimate close-up of a woman with a lined face. She's asleep, until the filmmaker whispers, "Marish." Marish opens her eyes and sits up quickly, confused but smiling. This is an apt summary of what happened during the time director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter spent filming her. Marish has been exploited for more than 10 years by the woman for whom she toils as a housekeeper - entirely unpaid. She's forbid- den to do anything without permission. Can she ever learn to trust people again? Cautiously, Marish starts to take Tuza-Ritter into her confidence. She dreams of seeing her daughter again. Will she find the courage to take a step forward in her life? (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam)

Director's Biography
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary in 2009 and was the editor of several Hungarian features, shorts and documentaries that have
been screened internationally and have received numerous awards
at renowned film festivals. She has also worked on international movies as an editor and script supervisor with directors from over twelve countries.

Film Selection: A Woman Captured (2017, doc) — Cinetrain: Russian Winter  (2015, doc)
 — Just the way it is  (2013, short doc)
2018: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2018
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Hungary 2017
89 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Cinematography Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Editing Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, Nóra Richter
Sound/Sounddesign Márton Kristóf, Tamás Bohács, Rudolf Várhegyi
Music Csaba Kalotás
With Csaba Kalotás
Producer(s) Julianna Ugrin, Viki Réka Kiss, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly
Éclipse Film, CORSO Film
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
IDFA 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary 2018
€ 5.000,- powered by gfk-Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik OÖ