The Wednesday Child

You were born on a Wednesday, and Wednesday’s children can make it anywhere they really want to – these were the last lines Maja had got from her mother before she abandoned her as a child.

Maja is now 19. She tries to fulfill this premise and achieve her greatest goal: getting custody of her own 4-year-old son – despite her self-destructive tendencies. Her struggles lead her to an unexpected opportunity and, suddenly, into an erratic love triangle.

Directed by LILI HORVATH
Producer   KAROLY FEHER
Cast           KINGA VECSEI, SZABOLCS THUROCZY, ZSOLT ANTAL
Runtime     94MIN
Genre       DRAMA-COMING-OF-AGE

Karlovy Vary’s East of the West prizewinner is a strongly acted tale of a rebellious teen mother determined to regain custody of her young son.
Magyar helmer-writer Lili Horvath registers as a talent to watch with “The Wednesday Child,” a strongly acted tale of a rebellious teen mother determined to regain custody of her young son. At its heart, the film is a coming-of-age story, and the protagonist’s struggle to discard bad habits and bad relationships is not an easy one. The gritty, naturalistic drama nabbed the Karlovy Vary fest’s East of the West prize and the Fedeora critics’ nod, which, in addition to critical support, should spur further fest interest and possible European tube play.
Prizes:
2016 – Mons International Love Film Festival
Young European Filmmakers Jury Grand Prix2016 – Rouen A l’Est, du nouveau
Special Mention to Kinga Vecsei

2016 – Trieste Film Festival
Trieste Award – Best Feature Film

2015 – Calcutta International Film Festival
Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award

2015 – Cottbus Festival
Best Director Prize

2015 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
East of the West Award,

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