By Mária Horváth
Original version with English subtitles
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, back when only the Gypsies shed tears, there lived a beautiful woman named Vunida. She lived with her three children in terrible poverty. This film tells the tale of Vunida, her encounter with the devil, her escape, and the curse that transformed her into a cherry tree. Her children, having drawn strength from the juicy cherries hanging from the boughs of the tree, set out in search of their mother.
Mária Horváth was born in 1952. She studied as a goldsmith at the Vocational Middle School of Arts in Pécs. In 1971 she joined the Kecskemét Film Studio in its infancy. She has two daughters, four grandchildren and still some film plans. In 1990 she received a Balázs Béla Award. In her films she intends to create the synthesis of poetry and animation.
Director: Mária Horváth
Script: Mária Horváth
Music: József Oláh, Parno Graszt