The Dublin Film Critics’ Circle awarded Lili Horvát Best Director at the Dublin Film Festival for her psychological noir PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME. The Hungarian film which tells the story of Marta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon is in the competition for the Independent Spirit Award as one of the five nominees in the Best Int’l Film category.
European Film Promotion announced the 10 European actors who will be honoured as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021. Hungary will be represented by Natasa Stork, the leading actress of PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, which is Hungary’s Oscar Entry.
“You are spoilt for choice in Hungary. The variety of landscapes is incredible. In popular Budapest alone you will find everything from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters, opera houses and sports stadiums. All location palettes are on offer in the capital city, from classical to modern, industrial to upscale, hipster to retro, with castles and rural landscapes. this makes it easy to double for many different countries, including Paris, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Moscow” (kftv.com)
Lili Horvát’s Venice Days Premiere PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is the Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards©. The „personal story about the role of projection in love” was awarded Chicago IFF New Directors Competition’s Golden Hugo, Philadelphia FF’s Best Narrative Feature, Valladolid IFF’s Golden Spike and a FIPRESCI Prize at Warsaw IFF among others. Int’l sales are handled by NFI World Sales.
The Hungarian production Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time has won the Golden Spike of the 65 Valladolid International Film Festival. The second film by director Lili Horvát has also won the Pilar Miró award for Best New Director, and the award for Best Actress went to Natasa Stork, who plays the film’s lead role.
THE GRANDSON is a coming-of-age drama disguised as a crime thriller, with darkly comic undertones - the story of an extraordinary revenge. 40-day principal photography started this week in Budapest on various locations. Int’l distribution of Kristóf Deák’s debut feature is handled by NFI World Sales with an expected release date in autumn 2021.
(CinEast) In 2020 the CinEast festival puts the spotlight on Hungary, a country with rich film heritage that never stops surprising the cinematic world with outstanding and often daring film productions and gifted filmmakers.