Lifetime Awards 2008

Gyarmathy Lívia

Lívia Gyarmathy is one of the greatest figures of Hungarian cinema. Even her first film, Do You Know Sunday-Monday? (Ismeri szandi-mandit?), was well-perceived both by the audience and the critics. The film, starring local legends Ila Schütz, Margit Dajka and Manyi Kiss is still a classic and repeatedly screened. The effects of the political changes of 1989 are pictured in Rapture of Deceit, starring Rita Tushingham. Besides her fine feature films she is also well-known for her documentaries, like the touching The Stairs (1994) or the European Film Award Winner Our Stork from 2000.