10 October 2018

One Day is Nominated for European Film Award

Zsófia Szilágyi’s Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winning One Day has been nominated for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.

This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Member Katriel Schory (Israel), festival programmers Mihai Chirilov (Romania) andAzize Tan (Turkey) as well as film critics Isabelle Danel (France), Robbie Eksiel (Greece) and Michael Pattison (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,500 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Discovery 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the 31st European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 15 December, in Seville.

One Day was developed and produced in the Hungarian National Film Fund’s Incubator Program. The initiative to support debut directors was launched in 2015. Following Behind the Column premiered at the Montreal IFF in 2017, One Day was the second production completed in the frame of the Incubator Program.

One Day (Egy nap)

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.

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. One Day was produced by Ági Pataki and Edina Kenesei (Partnersfilm). One Day is sold internationally by Berlin based sales company Films Boutique.

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