Fábri Zoltán | 1956 | ★★★★★
A bubbly 18-year-old girl (Törőcsik Mari) falls for a farm working comrade (Soós Imre), but finds her path to true love blocked by her disapproving father (Barsi Béla), who, having just left the local farming collective to strike out on his own, favours a fellow independent farmer (Szirtes Ádám) as a potential husband for her, in Fábri’s decidedly potent romantic drama. Though the Communist propaganda might put some people off, the film’s dynamic direction, striking photography, and excellent performances (particularly from the radiant Törőcsik and the intense Soós) should easily assuage most viewers’ potential misgivings.