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Shown: January 2, 2012 at 6pm

Director : György Pálfi

Country : Hungary

Release Date : 2003

Duration : 78 mins

Language : Hungarian and Czech

Subtitles : Yes

There is something dark and mysterious occurring in a small Hungarian village, but exactly what that is remains a secret, barely perceptible among the rhythms of everyday life.  A youth drives the milk cart and spies a young woman sunbathing.  An old woman plows her field, and a farmer’s sow is fertilized.  But there is also a strange ritual that involves the villagers and the mailman, who presents items to every new widow when her husband dies – something that happens with regular frequency.

“You’re in for an unforgettable experience, a microcosmic cornucopia of delights.”  (Desson Thomson – Washington Post)