Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time tells the story of Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon who leaves behind her brilliant career in the United States to return to Budapest and start a new life with the man she loves. When they meet, however, the man claims that he has never seen her before.
By programming this film in the Official Section, Seminci stays true to its commitment to the younger generation of filmmakers whose career the Festival keeps a close eye on. Lili Horvát participated in the Meeting Point section of the 60th edition with The Wednesday Child, her debut feature, and now she has achieved the highest award of Seminci with her sophomore feature. The same thing can be said about twin brothers Tarzan and Arab Nasser, who have harvested both the Silver Spike and the Miguel Delibes award for best screenplay with their second film, Gaza mon amour, years after Seminci programmed their feature debut, Dégradé, in the Official Section, once again during the 60th edition.
The winning titles in the three main sections of the Festival have women filmmakers behind the cameras: Lili Horvát in the Official Selection, Farnoosh Samadi, the winner of Meeting Point’s first prize with 180º Rule, and Juliana Fanjul, who won the Time of History top prize for Radio Silence.