TIME STANDS STILL

Hungary | 1982
Péter Gothár
Programme date: 22.01.2013
Programme time: 17.00
Synopsis

Time Stands Still examines Budapest's troubled adolescents of the early 1960's.  Film focuses on two brothers whose father flees during the 1956 Hungarian uprising rather than face prison. Mother chooses to stay behind with their sons. Movie reflects the tension inherent in their parents' generation, as one worries about getting ahead, while the other is attracted to rock music and individualism. 

Awards:
1982 Cannes Film Festival - Award of the Youth: Foreign Film
1982 New York Film Critics Circle Awards - NYFCC Award: Best Foreign Language Film 
1982 Taormina International Film Festival - Silver Charybdis
1985 Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Director Award

Director Biography
Péter Gothár

Péter Gothár was born in 1947 in Pécs, Hungary. Between 1971 and 1975, he studied Film Direction at the Academy of Theater and Film Art. While there he was mentored by Karoly Makk. Gothár made his feature-film debut A Priceless Day in 1979, which he also scripted. In 1982 Time Stands Still received the Award of the Youth at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Best Director Award at the 1985 Tokyo International Film Festival. In 1996 he received Best Director Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for Letgohand Vaska (A Tale from the Labour Camp). He was a head director of Theatre Gergely Csiki in Kaposvár from 1979 to 1992, and has directed at the József Katona Theatre in Budapest since 1993. He directed more than 30 television films for the Hungarian Television.

Director:
Péter Gothár

Screenplay:
Géza Bereményi, Péter Gothár

Director of photography:
Lajos Koltai

Film Editing:
Mária Nagy

Production Companies:
Budapest Filmstúdió

Cast:
Anikó Iván, István Znamenák, Péter Gálfy, Henrik Pauer, Sándor Söth

Duration:
103’

Awards:
1982 Cannes Film Festival - Award of the Youth: Foreign Film
1982 New York Film Critics Circle Awards - NYFCC Award: Best Foreign Language Film
1982 Taormina International Film Festival - Silver Charybdis
1985 Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Director Award