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02 November 2020

‘Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time’ wins the Golden Spike of the 65th Seminci

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.

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.

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time - Natasa Stork

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.

Source: https://www.seminci.es/en/preparations-to-be-together-for-an-unknown-period-of-time-wins-the-golden-spike-of-the-65th-seminci/