Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

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Release date: Jan 22, 2021

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Movie Info

A neurosurgeon returns to Budapest to reunite with the love of her life: a man who says they have never met.

Cast & Crew

Natasa Stork
Vizy Márta
Viktor Bodó
Dr. János Drexler
Zsolt Nagy
Kriván Barna

Pszichiáter
Andor Lukáts
Dr. Fried
Attila Mokos
Dr. Elkán

Helen

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Róbert Maly
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Károly Szalai
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Gábor Keresztes
Original Music
Sandra Sztevanovity
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Critic Reviews for Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

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  • Sadly, the reveal here is quite banal, which retroactively makes the film as a whole play like a prolonged, unsatisfying tease.

    January 23, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • As its delightfully loquacious title suggests, "Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time" is both methodical and enigmatic. It's a movie that sees no real contradiction between the rational and irrational, only degrees of difference.

    January 23, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A beautiful and acute rendering of what could be if some of the most implausible lies we tell ourselves were in fact true.

    January 22, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The reveal isn't equal to the buildup. Yet you've still had the experience of being taken in -- much more in a good way than a bad one -- by a gifted filmmaker wielding cinema's seductive power.

    January 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The film is reminiscent of works by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Claire Denis, and the noir-tinged cinematography by Róbert Maly adds much to the mystery.

    January 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "Preparations" manifests its protagonist's uncertainty through fluttering reflections and slinky shadows, and images that conceal and obscure the full picture.

    January 21, 2021 | Full Review…

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