It's Not the Time of My Life
(Ernelláék Farkaséknál)

feature, digital, color, 81 minutes


PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2016. 9. 29.

Eszter, her husband Farkas, and their five-year-old son Bruno are paid an unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Eszter’s sister Ernella, her husband Albert and daughter Laura have returned from a year spent in Scotland where, contrary to expectations, they weren’t able to settle down. It soon becomes clear that the two families had never really been in tune with one another. The renowned Hungarian director hails from an impressive generation of filmmaking heavyweights (Mundruczó, Pálfi, Fliegauf) and is probably the least predictable in terms of his formal approach to the given subject matter. Here Hajdu presents an uncompromising, intimate study of two families thrown together by circumstance to temporarily share an unusual apartment; his picture also demonstrates a resolve unencumbered by scruples to get at what are often painful, naked truths about human relationships. This independent movie, outstanding for its inventive production, precisely delineated characters, and performances that get under the skin, draws faithfully on the work of Cassavetes and Bergman. /Karel Och, KVIFF Artistic Director

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Szabolcs Hajdu Director
Szabolcs Hajdu Screenplay
Csaba Bántó, Flóra Chilton, Dávid Gajdics, Betti Hejüsz, Márton Kisteleki, , Péter Miskolczi, Péter Pásztor, Tamás Simon, Márk Szalai, Gábor Szilágyi, Gergely Tímár, Levente Tóth, Ákos K. Kovács Director of photography
Szilvia Papp Editor
Dániel Herner, András Muhi, Zsófia Muhi, Gábor Ferenczy Producer
Filmworks, FocusFox, Látókép Ensemble Production company
Szabolcs Hajdu, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Erika Tankó, Domokos Szabó, Lujza Hajdu, Zsigmond Hajdu Cast


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2016 Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2016 Szabolcs Hajdu - Best Actor


Warsaw International Film Festival - 2016
Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers - 2016
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2016
Les Arcs European Film Festival - 2016
Seville Film Festival - 2016 (in competition)
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Trieste Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Göteborg International Film Festival - 2017
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2017
Lagów International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Zurich Film Festival - 2017
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2017

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