An unexpected visit from the in-laws quickly turns sour in this lively seventh feature from versatile Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu.
Farkas and Eszter constantly bicker about the best way to parent their hyper-active, five-year-old son, Brúnó. He accuses her of being too permissive; she feels that he isn't very involved. Just as Eszter bitterly wonders aloud, "Why are we still together?" a knock at the door interrupts any further reckoning. The unheralded guests are Eszter's slightly older sister, her self-pitying husband and their sullen daughter. After a year working on a farm in Scotland, they are broke, homeless and not happy about being back in Hungary. Soon, the tight quarters of the apartment catalyze everyone's discontent, and recriminations, revelations and general bad behavior let fly.
This fresh and funny chamber piece about mid-life marital crises will strike a universal chord. Filmmaker Hajdu and his real-life wife and child play the host family, and the film gains further authenticity by unfolding in their own apartment, under the gaze of no less than 13 cinematographers, graduates from Hajdu's film-school class.
Winner: Best Film, Best Actor, Karlovy Vary
|Original Language Title:||Ernelláék Farkaséknál|
|Running Time:||81 minutes|
|Premier Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Awards:||Grand Prix and Best Actor, Karlovy Vary|
|Producers:||Dániel Herner, András Muhi, Ferenczy Gábor, Zsófia Muhi|
|Principal Cast:||Szabolcs Hajdu, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Erika Tankó, Domokos Szabó , Lujza Hajdu|
|Cinematographers:||Csaba Bántó, Flóra Chilton, Dávid Gajdics, Betti Hejüsz, Márton Kisteleki, Ákos K. Kovács, Péter Miskolczi, Péter Pásztor, Tamas Simon, Márk Szalai, Gábor Szilágyi, Gergely Tímár, Levente Tóth|