Prima Primavera (Príma Primavéra)

(2009, feature, 35mm, color, 91 minutes, 1:1,85, DolbyDigital)
co-produced with:United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Netherlands
First feature

The life of Gábor, a middle-aged man with the manners and naiveté of a child, is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a botched bank robbery. He and a prostitute, Joli, are the only ones who would be able to identify the robber, so they must run for their lives.
Armed with a chandelier as a present for Grandma, the odd pair set out on a cross border journey to seek shelter in Grandma's house in Serbia. But Grandma, long dead, had lived on only in Gábor's imagination and meticulous drawings. While the pair try to fit in the village, the robber who is relentlessly after them, finds an unwitting ally in the local police.
Balancing between crude reality and imagination, the two manage to survive and, in the process, find peace with each other, the world, and, most difficult of all - themselves.

2009 - Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles: Award of the Hungarian Consulate

2009 - Hungarian Film Critics: Best Actor Prize to Andor Lukáts

2010 - Bulgarian Film Academy: Best Actress Award to Vessela Kazakova, Best Supporting Actor Award to Djoko Rossich

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009

Best Actor Andor Lukáts

Várna Love is Folly International Film Festival - 2009

Special Award of the Jury

Best Actress: Vessela Kazakova