PRIMA PRIMAVERA

PRIMA PRIMAVERA

Synopsis

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.

Technical Information

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

DIRECTOR

János Edelényi

WRITER

Paul Salamon, Janos Edelenyi, Maria Stankova

D.O.P.

Tibor Mathe

EDITOR

Károly Szalai

MUSIC

Patrick Hawes

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Eurofilm Studio, Vita Nova Films, Geopoly and Riba Film International

PRODUCER

Steve Bowden, Peter Miskolczi, Georgy Cholakov, Pavlina Jeleva, Arry Voorsmit

Gabor

Andor Lukats

Jolie

Vesela Kazakova

Dutchman

Antonie Kamerling

Brigi

Eniko Borcsok

Uncle Feri

Djoko Rosic

JÁNOS EDELÉNYI

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.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

1992 The Long Shadow

1976 II. Richárd

1974 Méz a kés hegyén

1973 III. Richárd

1967 Mélyrétegben

 

Feature Documentary

2002 Egy igaz ember

TV Series

2001 The Mystery of Black Rose Castle

 

Short

1992 Szerelö

2013

DESERT FILM SOCIETY

Mar 09 – 09

2012

MILWAUKEE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 14 – 18

PITTSBURGH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 15 – 15 (in competition)

SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Feb 09 – 19 (in competition)

2011

THE BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 25 – Nov 15

2009

 

VARNA FILM FESTIVAL ´LOVE IS FOLLY´

Special Award, Best Actress (Vesela Kazakova)

Nov 02

VALLADOLID INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 23 – 31

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