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Its title may be unwieldy, but Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time looks at the nature of love with commendable clarity. Read critic reviews

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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
Péter Tóth
Pszichiáter
Andor Lukáts
Dr. Fried
Attila Mokos
Dr. Elkán
Lili Horvát
Screenwriter
Róbert Maly
Cinematographer
Károly Szalai
Film Editor
Gábor Keresztes
Original Music
Sandra Sztevanovity
Production Design
Anna Nyitrai
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (6)

  • "Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Time" is a lovely visit to a Budapest that yields its secrets more willingly than the sad, repressed woman at the story's center.

    January 29, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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…

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