February 3, 2021 -
Variety says “Hungarian director Lili Horvát’s deliciously reworked psychological noir is a spiral staircase, polished to a glossy shine, down which unreliable motivations, self-delusions and romantic obsessions tumble in gorgeous 35mm”—and it is now available to stream via Tropic Virtual Cinema!
Márta (Natasa Stork, in an award-winning debut), a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. She waits for him in vain at the Liberty Bridge – but he never shows up at the rendezvous. Márta starts to search for him desperately, but when she finally finds him, the love of her life claims that they have never met before.
“Plenty of movies get described as ‘dreamlike,’ but Preparations has an uncanny, subconscious logic to it—a menacing, immersive sensation.” —The Ringer