2016 Karlovy Vary IFF Awards Winners: ‘It’s Not the Time of My Life’ Takes Top Prize
The helmer, who also stars in the film, was also awarded the best actor award for his role.
Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's “It’s Not the Time of My Life” (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) took home the Grand Prix Crystal Globe prize and a $25,000 cash award. The helmer, who also stars in the film, was also awarded the best actor award for his role. The movie follows two families that happen to temporarily share an unusual apartment.
The film follows of two sisters, Ernella and Eszter’s encounter who grew rather distant. Ernella left the country with her family for a better life a year ago, however, now they return as could not get along in Scotland. In the middle of the night they turn up at Eszter's and they accommodate them, reluctantly. The uneasy family time confronting the members bringing long-hidden tensions to the surface.
Szabolcs Hajdu’s new film was shot in his home with his family by his students majoring in cinematography; it evokes suffocating dramas of grand moderns such as Cassavetes or Bergman. The film is a finely drawn portrait of today’s Hungary with sarcastic sense of humour.
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