Hungarian director Lili Horvát’s second feature film, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés egy meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre), has been selected for the Venice Film Festival’s Venice Days competition.
Horvát’s film will be the first Hungarian film to be entered into the Venice Days program, a collection of experimental and bold films, where directors such as Denis Villeneuve with Incendies and Jan Komasa with Corpus Christi were able to introduce themselves to the world.
The film’s main character, Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love and leaves her American career behind to return to Budapest to start a new life with the man she loves. She waits for him at the Liberty Bridge in vain, but he doesn't show. When she eventually catches up with him, he claims to have never met her before.
The Venice Film Festival will be the first major international cultural event to be held since the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic and will be held between September 2 and 12 this year.
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