The life of Gabor, a middle-aged man with the manners and naïveté of a child, is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a botched bank robbery. He and a prostitute, Jolie, are the only ones who can identify robber, so they must run for their lives.
Armed with a chandelier as a present to Grandma, the odd pair sets out on a cross border journey to seek refuge in her house in Serbia. But Grandma, long dead, had lived on only in Gabor’s imagination and meticulous drawings. While the pair tries to fit in the village, the robber who is relentlessly after them finds an unwitting ally in the local police.
Balancing between crude reality and imagination, the two manage to survive and, in the process, find peace with each other, the world, and, most difficult of all – themselves.
2008; Hungary, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Netherlands; Romance, Road-movie; 90 minutes; 35mm, HDCAM-SR; 1.77:1 (16:9); Dolby SRD; Original Language: English, Hungarian; Subtitles: English
Paul Salamon, Janos Edelenyi, Maria Stankova
Eurofilm Studio, Vita Nova Films, Geopoly and Riba Film International
Steve Bowden, Peter Miskolczi, Georgy Cholakov, Pavlina Jeleva, Arry Voorsmit
After graduating from the Academy of Films in Budapest, both as a director and director of photography, Janos rejoined the staff of the Hungarian Television, where he had worked prior to film school. Two of his documentaries won First Prizes at the National Documentary Film Festival, and he was awarded Best Photography, Grand Prize, Best TV Adaptation and the International Prize at various other national festivals.
Janos has directed and co produced or/and photographed over 40 documentaries and several dramas and he co-wrote produced The Long Shadow, a Hungarian-Israeli-American feature film starring Michael York and Liv Ullmann, directed by Oscar winning photographer, Vilmos Zsigmond.
Prima Primavera is Janos’ first feature film as director and features Bulgaria’s first Shooting Star, Vesela Kasakova with whom he will collaborate again on his next feature film, The Undiscovered Country.
1992 The Long Shadow
1976 II. Richárd
1974 Méz a kés hegyén
1973 III. Richárd
2002 Egy igaz ember
2001 The Mystery of Black Rose Castle
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