It’s Not the Time of My Life

Ernelláék Farkaséknál

Eszter, her husband, Farkas, and their five-year-old son, Bruno, are paid
an unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Eszter’s sister Ernella, her
husband, Albert, and daughter, Laura, have returned from a year spent in
Scotland where, contrary to their expectations, they weren’t able to settle
down. It soon becomes obvious that the two families had never really been
in tune with one another.
Hailing from an impressive generation of Hungarian filmmaking heavyweights
such as Kornél Mundruczó, György Pálfi or Benedek Fliegauf, Szabolcs
Hajdu is probably the least predictable of them in terms of his formal
approach to the given subject matter.
In his latest film, Hajdu presents an uncompromising and intimate study
of two families thrown together by circumstance to share temporarily an
unusual apartment, demonstrating his resolve, unencumbered by scruples,
to get at what are often painful, naked truths about human relationships.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    81 min
  • Country:
  • Director:
    Szabolcs Hajdu
  • Screenplay:
    Szabolcs Hajdu
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Csaba Bántó, Flóra Chilton, Dávid Gajdics, Betti Hejüsz, Márton Kisteleki, Ákos K. Kovács, Péter Miskolczi, Péter Pásztor, Tamás Simon, Márk Szalai, Gábor Szilágyi, Gergely Tímár, Levente Tóth
  • Editor:
    Szilvia Papp
  • Cast:
    Erika Tankó, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Szabolcs Hajdu, Domokos Szabó, Lujza Hajdu, Zsigmond Hajdu, Imre Gelányi, Ágota Szilágyi
  • Production:
    Filmworks Ltd., FoxusFox Studio, Látókép Ensemble
  • Sales:
    Filmworks Ltd.
  • Festivals:
    Karlovy Vary 2016 (Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film, Best Actor Award), Miskolc 2016


13.11.2016 18:00 Kino Lumière (K1)
14.11.2016 17:45 Kino Lumière (K1)

About the Director:

Szabolcs Hajdu

Szabolcs Hajdu (1972, Debrecen, Hungary) graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest in 2000, majoring in film directing. His filmography includes internationally acclaimed titles such as White Palms (Fehér tenyér, 2006) or Bibliothèque Pascal (2010). His previous film, Mirage (Délibáb), that premiered in 2014 at Toronto International Film Festival was a Hungarian– Slovak co–production.