The jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, has awarded the International Critics' Prize to One Day at the 71tst Cannes Film Festival.
One Day, the debut feature by Zsófia Szilágyi premiered in Cannes in the Critics’ Week section. The audience seemed to love the film, and you can read below how international critics reacted.
Interview with Zsófia Szilágyi, the director of ‘One Day’, the first Incubator Program film in Cannes.
On the 12th of April, just as the 71st Cannes Film Festival was announcing its line-up, the Hungarian cinematographer Gergely Pohárnok found out that a film he had shot, an Italian feature called ‘Euphoria’ directed by Valeria Golino, had been selected to Cannes. This was his second collaboration with the actor-turned-director after ‘Miele’ (2013) and his fourth film competing in the Un Certain Regard section after 'Taxidermia', 'Miele' and 'Out'.
Interview with Zsófia Szamosi, protagonist of ‘One Day’, a participant at Cannes.
In 2015, the Hungarian National Film Fund (HNFF) released its Incubator Program to help young directors create their first feature film. The main ambition of the programme is to make their debuts as simple as possible: directors can apply with a treatment, and after a pre-selection a jury and a professional audience choose the best projects at a pitching forum. The HNFF then provides a low-budget financial support amounting to a maximum of EUR 70,000 for each feature documentary, EUR 200,000 for each feature film and EUR 265,000 for each animation – excluding the 25% tax rebate.
This year, five young directors have been given the chance to make their debut feature thanks to the Incubator Program of the Hungarian National Film Fund.
Incubator Program goes international, Zsófia Szilágyi’s feature, One Day, will be premiered at the Critics’ Week.
The Hungarian director and screenwriter in Lecce to introduce the tribute to her films.
On Body and Soul won five prizes at the award ceremony of the 4th Hungarian Film Week, which was held on the 11st of March, in Vígszínház.