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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

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The second feature by Hungarian director Lili Horvát is a slippery, seductive investigation of memory, obsession, and delusion. After twenty years in the United States, Hungarian neurosurgeon Márta (Natasa Stork) returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with János (Viktor Bodó), a fellow doctor she met at a conference. The only problem: when she arrives, János is nowhere to be seen and, when she at last tracks him down, claims the two have never met. What ensues is a tantalizing psychological puzzle that toys brilliantly with the conventions of film noir and with the viewer’s own sense of reality.

Written and Directed by Lili Horvát
Now streaming on The Criterion Channel