Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

critic Reviews

, 83% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Diego SemereneSlant Magazine
    Lili Horvát's film delights in wallowing in ambiguity, contradiction, and doubt.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    What sets this film apart is its fusing of the impassioned and the grimly palpable.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    Long after my memories of this socially-distanced, WiFi-dependent TIFF have evaporated, Horvat's exquisite enigmas will still be on my mind.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    Lili Horvát grants her protagonist the right to her unusual circumstances and allows her the dignity of figuring it out herself. It aggressively rejects generic norms and expectations and is all the more enigmatic and authentic for it.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    [A] state of existential crisis, one that director Lili Horvat teases with curiosity and ambiguity, as if Krzysztof Kieslowski were alive and well and making movies in Budapest.
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    Juan BarquinMiami New Times
    As if some kind of pared-down amalgamation between Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and a Douglas Sirk melodrama, the film investigates the collision of obsession and perception.
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    Allan HunterScreen International
    Lili Horvat's striking second feature is a multi-layered rumination on love, fate and the way individuals construct their own sense of reality.
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    Ricardo GallegosLa Estatuilla
    An exquisite work that uses surprises, elegance and a poetic struggle between brain and heart to remain etched in your memory. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matt CipollaThe Film Stage
    No one here acts like a real person. That's part of the main draw, though, so it kind of crumbles once Horvát tries to wrap it all up.
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    Zhuo-Ning SuAwards Daily
    Aided by [Natasa] Stork's restrained, enigmatic performance, [writer/director Lili] Horvát has crafted an atmospheric, well-paced mystery drama that defies expectations and thoroughly intrigues.
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