One Day in Cannes

Incubator Program goes international, Zsófia Szilágyi’s feature, One Day, will be premiered at the Critics’ Week.

The Hungarian National Film Fund’s initiative to support debut directors, Incubator Program was launched in 2015. Following ‘Behind the Column’ premiered at the Montreal IFF last year, Zsófia Szilágyi’s ‘One Day’ is the second production completed in the frame of the Incubator Program.

Anna, is 40. She is always in a rush. She has three children, a husband, a job and financial stress. Anna meets deadlines, makes promises, takes care of things, brings stuff home and remembers everything. But she never catches up with her husband. She’d like to talk to him. She feels she is losing him. And she feels she can’t always evade what comes next. A clash between the everyday, the unbearably monotonous and the fragile and unique.

International poster of 'One Day'

Zsófia Szilágyi graduated at the University of Pécs in 2002. She continued her education as a film and tv director at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest. In 2011, she won the scholarship of Goethe Institute, in Hamburg. She also worked as a casting director in Ildiko Enyedi’s Oscar nominated ‘On Body and Soul’. Zsófia Szilágyi has entrusted the lead role of ‘One Day’ to Zsófia Szamosi, who played the lead role as well in 'Sing' by Kristóf Deák, which won the Best Live Action Short Oscar in 2017.

The Critics’ Week jury will award the Grand Prix Nespresso to one of the seven features in competition, the Leica Cine Disscovery Prize to one of the 10 shorts and, for the first time, the Louis Roederer Foundation Prize to a revelatory actor or actress.

‘One Day’ is sold internationally by Berlin based sales company Films Boutique.

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