FELKÉSZÜLÉS MEGHATÁROZATLAN IDEIG TARTÓ EGYÜTTLÉTRE

Hungary

Synopsis

Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. She waits for him in vain at the Liberty Bridge – he does not appear at the rendezvous. Márta starts to search for him desperately, but when she finally finds him, the love of her life claims that they have never met before.

Director's Statement

Is it love or is it only projection? To me, PREPARATIONS ... is primarily a personal story on the role of projection in love. Our film plays in the unsettlingly murky no-man's-land that separates love from madness. To what extent do we construct love stories within ourselves? How far does our desired reality go, and where does it meet actual reality? How differently can two people experience the same love?

Director's Biography

Lili Horvát was born and grew up in Budapest. She studied Audiovisual Arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, Flm Directing at the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest. THE WEDNESDAY CHILD, Lili’s first feature won the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary 2015. Following its successful debut, the film received top prizes and critiques’ awards around the world. PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is Lili's second feature, which had its world premiere in 2020 at the Giornate degli Autori in Venice.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME
2015 - THE WEDNESDAY CHILD
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Lili Horváth

Written by: Lili Horváth

Produced by: Péter Miskolczi, Dóra Csernátony, Lili Horváth

Cinematography: Róbert Maly

Editing: Károly Szalay

Production Design: Szandra Sztevanovity, Anna Nyitrai

Costume Design: Juli Szlávik

Make-Up & Hair: Ernella Hortobágyi, Mónika Tóth

Original Score: Gábor Keresztes

Sound: Rudolf Várhegyi

Casting: Zsófia Szilágyi

Main Cast: Natasa Stork (Dr. Marta Vizy), Viktor Bodó (Dr. János Drexler), Benett Vilmányi (Alex)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021