Prima Primavera
(Príma Primavéra)

feature, 35mm, 91 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: United Kingdom Bulgaria Netherlands

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2009.

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

Creators

János Edelényi Director
Pál Salamon, János Edelényi, Endre Hules, Stankova Maria Screenplay
Tibor Máthé Director of photography
Károly Szalai Editor
Tamás Beke Sound
Vanina Geleva, István Galambos Visual design
Ina Hristova, János Breckl Costumes
Pavlina Jeleva, Arry Vorosmit, Steve Bowden, Georgy Cholakov Producer
Vita Nova Films / UK, Geopoly / BG, Riba Film International / NL Co-producer
Eurofilm Studio Production company
Andor Lukáts, Vesela Kazakova, Antoine Kamerling, Djoko Rosić, Enikő Börcsök, Erzsi Máthé, Éva Schubert, Zoltán Bezerédi, Koyna Rouseva, Krassimir Dokov, Gabriella Hadzsikosztova, Malin Krastev, Vera Pap, Alexander Doinov, Zoltán Gera, Réka Pelsőczy Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Best Actor
Várna Love is Folly International Film Festival - 2009 Special Award of the Jury
Várna Love is Folly International Film Festival - 2009 Best Actress: Vessela Kazakova

Festivals

Valladolid International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Sofia CINEMANIA - 2009
San Jose Cinequest - 2010 (in competition)
Bradford International Film Festival - 2010
Genova Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa - 2010
Moscow DetectiveFEST - 2010 (in competition)
Roma Independent Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Ashkelon Jewish Eye Festival - 2010

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