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    It’s Not the Time of My Life

    Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu
    Hungary | 81 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    It’s Not the Time of My Life

    Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu
    Hungary | 81 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

An unexpected visit from the in-laws quickly turns sour in this fresh and satisfying chamber piece about midlife marital crises. “An engrossing, poignant and often very funny study of marriage, family and child rearing.” CineVue. Winner: Best Film, Best Actor, Karlovy Vary.

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film synopsis

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

film details

Original Language Title: Ernelláék Farkaséknál
Country: Hungary
Year: 2016
Running Time: 81 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Grand Prix and Best Actor, Karlovy Vary
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
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
Editor: Szilvia Papp
Screenwriter: Szabolcs Hajdu

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