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Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

1hr 35mins
Directed by
Lili Horvát
Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó, Benett Vilmányi
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Hungary's Official Submission to the 93rd Academy Awards! After 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she tracks him down only to have the bewildered man claim the two have never met.

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Superb Noirish Hungarian Drama - Slippery, supple and sinuous, Hungarian director Lili Horvát’s deliciously re-worked psychological noir is a spiral staircase, polished to a glossy shine, down which unreliable motivations, self-delusions and romantic obsessions tumble in gorgeous 35mm.

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Lili Horvát’s second movie is part low-key stalker thriller and part woman-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown character study, anchored by Stork’s ever-shifting performance as the slightly unstable medical professional.

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Rolling Stone
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Such a mouthful of a title, poetic and unwieldy, belies the starkness of Hungarian writer/director Lili Horvát’s haunting and mysterious second feature, a kind of amnesiac love story crossed with the gloomiest of Krzysztof Kieslowski movies, and bordering on existential science fiction.

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