Jancsi Oláh is in the transitional phase between adolescence and adulthood. He is born in 1938, and is now getting his first employment as an electronic engineer. On some TV-screens he happens to see a young lawyer, Éva Halk, who arrests his attention.
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István Szabós första långfilm är en intressant och välgjord film om ungdomars liv i Ungern i början av 1960-talet (och om hur det är att bli vuxen). Jag älskar hans poetiska berättarstil som skiner genom i varenda scen i denna film.
The fulcrum of "Álmodozások kora", first feature by Szabó István, is its meaning of living youth in which peculiar melancholy and anxiety float like snow in the air. Embracing ephemeral youth, someone lives, someone dies and someone loves someone. "Is such agony necessary to become an adult? How long does it take till agony turns into experience?" The haunting last sequence intensates its heart-aching sorrow.