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Márta Mészáros’s 1975 ‘Adoption’ Defies Society’s Expectations at the Time of the When—and Why—a Woman Should Want to Be a Mother

Hungarian director and screenwriter Márta Mészáros’s best-known film from 1975, Adoption, stars Katalin Berek as a middle-aged single woman who has realized that she wants a child. Through her own observations and friendships with neglected children, she becomes more and more convinced that it is the right choice for her at this point in her life. (KIZJ: 4/5)

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