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.

Director's Biography

Author and director Zsófia Szilágyi graduated as a Hungarian grammar and literature teacher at the University of Pécs in 2002. She continued her education as a film and tv director at the Academy of Film and Drama of Budapest from 2002 to 2007. During her studies, she participated in a scholarship by Leonardo Da Vinci Programme and studied production at Mediopolis Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Berlin in 2006. In the same year she took part in ”Heimat, Europa?”, an audiovisual project by the organisation of Kolleg für Management und Gestaltung nachhaltiger Entwicklung GmbH where she was a scriptwriter and camera assistant. In 2011, she won a scholarship to the Goethe Institute in Hamburg.
She worked as assistant lecturer to Golden Lion and Oscar-nominated director Ildikó Enyedi at the Hungarian Academy of Film and Theatre between 2007 and 2009. In 2012, she directed IF YOU CAN (Ha birsz..’), a documentary supported by the European Integration Fund.
She also worked on several short features and documentaries, most prominently as a casting directed for Ildiko Enyedi’s Oscar-nominated ON BODY AND SOUL, for which lead actress Alexandra Borbély received the EFA' actress award in 2017.
ONE DAY is Zsófia's debut feature.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Zsófia Szilágyi

Written by: Zsófia Szilágyi

Produced by: Ágnes Pataki, Edina Kenesei

Cinematography: Balázs Domokos

Editing: Máté Szórád

Costume Design: Mari Benedek

Make-Up & Hair: Júlia Nagy

Original Score: Máté Balogh

Sound Design: Tamás Székely

Cast: Zsófia Szamosi (Anna), Leo Füredi (Szabolcs)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2018
  • Feature Film Selection 2018