Lili Horváth presents her project Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period of Time
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Hungarian Director, known for The Wednesday Child, participates in the Coproduction Village at Les Arcs with her second feature film
Victorious in the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary in 2015 with her first feature film, The Wednesday Child [+see also:
interview: Lili Horváth
film profile], which also won awards at Cottbus and Trieste, the Hungarian filmmaker Lili Horváth has been selected for the Coproduction Village (which will take place from 16 to 19 December) as part of the 9th Les Arcs European Film Festival with the project for her second feature film, Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period of Time.
The screenplay focuses on Márta, a 40-year-old Hungarian neurosurgeon with a brilliant American career. She returns to Budapest to meet up with the love of her life: a fellow doctor whom she met at a conference in New Jersey. Márta waits for the man in vain at the Liberty Bridge in Budapest but he does not appear at the rendez-vous. The woman desperately starts searching for him, but when she finally finds him, the man claims that he has never seen Márta before in his life.
Produced by the Hungarian company Poste Restante (founded in 2016 by Dóra Csernátony and Lili Horváth) in collaboration with Péter Miskolczi, Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period of Time has a budget of €2 million (€416,000 of which has already been secured thanks to a development fund awarded by the Hungarian National Film Fund) and will be on the lookout for distributors, international sellers, co-producers, television and interested regional funds at Les Arcs.
(Translated from French)
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