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It's Not the Time of My Life (15*) + ScreenTalk with Szabolcs Hajdu

New East Cinema

A still from It's Not the Time of My Life

Drawing on the work of Cassavetes and Bergman, this Hungarian film follows two branches of one family, whose tensions and differences are exposed when they are forced to live together.

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 expectations, they weren’t able to settle down. It soon becomes clear that the two families had never really been in tune with one another.

The renowned Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu hails from an impressive generation of filmmaking heavyweights (Mundruczó, Pálfi, Fliegauf) and is probably the least predictable in terms of his formal approach to the given subject matter.

Here Hajdu presents an uncompromising, intimate study of two families thrown together by circumstance; his picture also demonstrates a resolve unencumbered by scruples to get at what are often painful, naked truths about human relationships.

Szabolcs Hajdu joins us in conversations following the film.

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Hungary 2017 Dir Szabolcs Hajdu 81 min

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This screening is supported by Hungarian Cultural Centre.

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