Lily Lane

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Hungary | 2016 | 91 minutes | Bence Fliegauf

In this Hungarian tale evoking the enigmatic styles of Terrence Malick and Andrei Tarkovsky, a mother living on the edge entertains her young son with dark recollections of her past that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

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An unsettling study of childhood, Lily Lane opens on a contained space, the focal point of young Dani's life, his toys, and his mother Rebeka's voice. Rebeka tells Dani vivid, otherworldly stories that he can barely separate from reality, ones that sometimes scare him and keep him from falling asleep. But compared to reality, maybe this isn't such a terrible thing; Rebeka is in the process of separating from her husband, and what is already a tender time suddenly turns worse when her mother suddenly dies. Now intent on tracking down her estranged father, Rebekah sets out on a literal and emotional journey, taking Dani to the places she knew as a child and relating her dark recollections to him. Director Bence Fliegauf (Just the Wind) shot the film on location in Hungary, on the banks of the Danube and in the neighborhood of Csillebérc, a labyrinth of narrow alleyways bordered by a vast forest. "Dani's view of the world—in keeping with his age—is magical," says director Fliegauf. "He is fascinated by death and birth, as well as what is real and what is imagined." In this mother-and-son drama, the director creates an atmosphere of unease by blurring the lines between a child's and adult's view of the world.

Director Biography
Bence Fliegauf was born in Budapest in 1974. He went from working on set designs and directing for various Hungarian television stations to writing and directing his own films. His latest feature films include Milky Way (2007) and Just the Wind (2013). 

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  • Original Language Title: Liliom Ösvény
  • Director: Bence Fliegauf
  • Principal Cast: Angéla Stefanovics, Bálint Sótonyi, Miklós B. Székely, Mária Gindert, Maja Balogh
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: Hungary
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Producer: ErnÅ‘ Mesterházy, Bence Fliegauf, Mónika Mécs, András Pires Muhi
  • Screenplay: Bence Fliegauf
  • Cinematographers: Zoltán Lovasi
  • Editors: Balázs Budai
  • Music: Bence Fliegauf
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Just the Wind (2011); Womb (2010); Sparkling (2008); Milky Way (2007); Dealer (2004); Forest (2003); Talking Heads (2001); Is There a Life Before Death? (doc, 2002)
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Films Boutique