Archive of films The Ladies / The Ladies

2007, 13 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2008

Shot with an extraordinary sense for detail, this film takes us on a visit to see two old Hungarian sisters who emigrated to America years ago to earn their living as dressmakers.


Shot with an exceptional sense for detail, the film takes us on a visit to see two Hungarian sisters who emigrated to America decades ago to earn their living as dressmakers. After closing down their shop on Lexington Avenue, they moved the business into the spare bedroom. 87-year-old Vali and 93-year-old Mimi work forty hours a week, they squabble all the time but are also very caring of each other. Even at this grand age they maintain a fresh spirit and pure intellect, thanks to which they are able to comment with insight on crucial moments in their long lives.

About the director

Christina Alexandra Voros studied cinematography at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. After attending Cambridge University she went on to study at Harvard. In 2006 she began working as assistant director under Tony Jannelli, with whom she was involved in projects by directors Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese. Her first film The Ladies was nominated for a student Oscar.


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About the film


Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Christina A. Voros
Screenplay: Christina A. Voros
Dir. of Photography: Christina A. Voros
Music: Iren Lovasz, Laszlo Hortobagy
Editor: Christina A. Voros
Producer: Christina A. Voros, Sergei Krasikau
Production: Migrant Turtle Films
Contact: Migrant Turtle Films


Christina A. Voros

Film Director

Sergei Krasikau



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