DIRECTED BY ZSÓFIA SZILÁGYI
PRODUCED BY ÁGNES PATAKI, EDINA KENESEI / PARTNERSFILM LTD.
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Anna, 40, teaches Italian. She has three children, a husband, a flat and permanent stress about how to make ends meet. When it comes to money, each penny counts, and when it comes to time, so does each minute. Anna is constantly running around – from work to the nursery, to the school, to ballet, to fencing class. Each afternoon is a hectic road movie. This is an average day, business as usual. She finds out that her husband is cheating on her, which is anything but business as usual.
This film is a hyper-realistic experiment to follow a woman throughout a single day leaving out none of the seemingly boring details that would normally be left out, nor settling them with a symbolic montage in order to get to the more exciting or more eventful twists and turns of the plot. We live through every detail just like our protagonist does, and, like her, we have no choice. Anna tries to keep up heroically, she tries to manage the day and not let things slide, she tries not to stop. She can’t afford to focus on what really matters. She doesn’t have the time.