Hungarian Film Wins Main Prize At Major Czech International Film Festival – Trailer!
Ferenc Sullivan 2016.07.11.
Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu’s film “It’s Not the Time of My Life” has won the Crystal Globe at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held in the Czech city between 1 and July 2016.
The 44-year-old director collected the Crystal Globe at the awards ceremony of the only category A film festival in eastern Europe. A total of 12 entries were in competition for the Crystal Globe. The winner has also received a 25,000 dollar cash award. Mr. Hajdu also received the Best Actor Award for his family drama.
Mr. Hajdu shot his 81-minute low-budget film in his own apartment with his actress wife Orsolya Törok-Illyés and two children, Lujza and Zsigmond, as well as friends Erika Tankó and Domonkos Szabó, with contribution from his students at Budapest Metropolitan University.
The movie portrays conflicts coming to light when estranged relatives meet each other again; Eszter’s sister Ernella returns with her family from Scotland after a year and become her lodgers. The involuntary coexistence sheds light on latent antagonisms between members of the extended family.
“It’s Not the Time of My Life” will debut in Hungarian cinemas this autumn.