Pleasant Days

Synopsis

Peter who is just released from prison, finds that his sister has become the proud (but surrogate) mother of a baby boy. But the wild Maya is the real mother of the child and wants him back. Peter soon falls in love with Maya, but Is torn between her and his manipulative sister.

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Awards

2004 – Angers Premiers Plans
Best Actress: Orsolya Tóth, Best Actor: Tamás Polgár

2004 – Essonne CINESSONNE
Best Actress: Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéber

2003 – Brussels Festival of European Film
Main Prize (Iris Award for Best First Film), RTBF TV Award for Best Film

2003 – Sofia International Film Festival
Grand Prix

2002 – Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Gene Moskowitz Prize,
Special Prize of the Jury, Best Supporting Actress: Orsolya Tóth

2002 – European Film Academy
Nominated for European Discovery

2002 – Fassbinder Award

2002 – Locarno International Film Festival
Silver Leopard

Festivals

2006 – Mexico City FICCO
2006 – Porto FANTASPORTO
2004 – Angers Premiers Plans (in competition)
2004 – Ankara Festival on Wheels
2004 – Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers
2004 – Bucharest DaKINO
2004 – Calcutta International Film Festival
2004 – Dhaka Film Festival
2004 – Essonne CINESSONNE (in competition)
2004 – Split Film Festival
2003 – Alba Infinity Film Festival
2003 – Auckland International Film Festival
2003 – Belgrade International Film Festival (in competition)
2003 – Brussels Festival of European Film (in competition)
2003 – Busan International Film Festival
2003 – Cluj-Napoca Transilvania
2003 – Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2003 – Jerusalem International Film Festival
2003 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2003 – Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival (in competition)
2003 – Ludwigsburg European Short Film Biennale (in competition)
2003 – Rotterdam International Film Festival
2003 – Săo Paulo International Film Festival
2003 – Setúbal FESTROIA International Film Festival – European Discovery
2003 – Sofia International Film Festival (in competition)
2003 – Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg Film Festival (in competition)
2003 – Vienna International Film Festival
2003 – Wellington Film Festival
2002 – Budapest Hungarian Film Week (in competition)
2002 – Chicago International Film Festival (in competition)
2002 – Edinburgh International Film Festival
2002 – European Film Academy (in competition)
2002 – Hamburg Filmfest
2002 – Locarno International Film Festival (in competition)
2002 – Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma
2002 – Sarajevo Film Festival
2002 – Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2002 – Vancouver International Film Festival

Cast

Péter
Tamás Polgár
Maja
Orsolya Tóth
Marika
Kata Wéber
János
Lajos Ottó Horváth

Crew

director
Kornél Mundruczó
screenplay
Kornél Mundruczó
Viktória Petrányi
Sándor Zsótér
producers
Viktória Petrányi
Philippe Bober
Zsófia Kende
Kornél Sipos
original music
Csaba Faltay
Zsófia Tallér
cinematography
András Nagy
editor
Vanda Arányi
production design
Ágnes Szabó
sound
Gábor Balázs
costume designer
János Breckl
production companies
Proton Cinema
Laurinfilm