Lost Times
(Utolsó idők)

feature, 35mm, 90 minutes, 1:1.85

First feature


1997, somewhere near the border in Eastern Hungary. This is where Iván, a car mechanic lives with his sister Eszter, who is a young woman with autism. Iván earns some extra money by smuggling diesel oil across the border.
One day Eszter is raped by a stranger in the nearby forest. The police investigation leads nowhere and even becomes a burden for Iván. After the traumatic event Eszter carries on living her life as she used to but becomes mute, refusing to speak to anybody. Iván falls in love with Ilus, a girl from his village, who just finished her school leaving examination and will move to another town as she has gained admission to a university.Soon Iván finds himself alone. His plans seem to have failed and the police warn him to give up his oil smuggling. By this time Iván has stumbled across some revelations connected to Eszter's rape, however, he has no intention of going back to the police but instead decides to take the law into his own hands.


Áron Mátyássy Director
Áron Mátyássy Screenplay
Máté Herbai Director of photography
Zoltán Kovács Editor
Veronika Harcsa, Albert Márkos, Syrius Music
Gábor Balázs Sound
János Breckl Costumes
István Bodzsár Producer
Unio Film Production company
József Kádas, Teréz Vass, Eszter Földes, Attila Kasvinszki, Marianna Szalay, Attila László, Zoltán Géczi, Zoltán Újvári, József Varga, Csaba Czene, Mari Csomós, Andor Lukáts, Zsolt Anger, Zoltán Rajkai Cast


Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Golden Reel Main Prize
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Albert Márkos - Best Original Music
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Student Jury's Main Prize


Denver International Film Festival - 2009
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2009
Athens PANORAMA - 2009 (in competition)
Haifa International Film Festival - 2009
Cairo International Film Festival - 2009
Mannheim International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Lagów International Film Festival - 2010
Montreal The World Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Chicago International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2009
Cleveland International Film Festival - 2010 (in competition)
Guadalajara International Film Festival - 2010
Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2009
Helsinki Love & Anarchy International Film Festival - 2010
Bergamo Film Meeting - 2010
London East End Film Festival - 2010
Vilnius International Film Festival - 2010
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2010

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