Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Lost Times
(Utolsó idök)

Year: 2009
Country: HUGARY
Language: Hungarian
Run Time: 90 minutes

Lost Times
Lost Times
Lost Times
Lost Times
Lost Times

In 1997 twenty-something Ivan lives a bleak existence with his autistic sister, Eszter (played by Matyassy's wife, Terez Vass), in a dreary Hungarian town near the Ukranian border - a place where the local economy on both sides is based on cigarettes and oil smuggling. Hoping to improve his lot in life and make a few extra bucks, he smuggles diesel across the border. He wants to use the money to open a service station, which he envisions will be in high demand once the new highway is built nearby. But the local mafia doesn't like the competition for what they view as their monopoly. What finally pushes Ivan beyond reason is when Eszter is raped while wandering in the forest. When the local authorities refuse to engage in a serious investigation and Ivan stumbles across information relating to the crime, he takes matters into his own hands. The neo-Impressionistic palette and slightly gauzy cinematography are an intriguing contrast to the gritty story of the bleak lives that unfold in LOST TIMES. (In Hungarian with subtitles) – C.C.P.

CIFF34 Screenings

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Áron Mátyássy

Áron Mátyássy

Áron Mátyássy graduated from the Budapest Academy of Drama and Film as a member of the famed Grunwalsky class.


István Bodzsár

Maté Herbai

Zoltán Kovács

Principal Cast
József Kádas, Teréz Vass, Eszter Földes, Attila Kasvinszki, Marianna Szalay

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