The film festival starts on August 31 in Venice. The Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) program announced a selection of just 10 films focusing on innovation and originality, including Cristina Grosan’s second feature film, “Ordinary Failures,2 a Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak-Hungarian co-production with Hungarian talent.
In this film, starring Vica Kerekes and a largely Czech cast, an inexplicable natural phenomenon interrupts the ordinary day of an eccentric teenager, an anxious mother and a recently widowed woman. As chaos ensues around them, the three women try to get through the day and find their place in the world.
The Hungarian co-producers are Judit Stalter, Gábor Sipos and Gábor Rajna, who co-produced the Oscar-winning “Son of Saul,” among others. The Laokoon Filmgroup, led by producer Judit Stalter, has worked on several successful European co-productions, most recently the Swiss-Hungarian medieval mystery thriller “The Black Spider,” which also starred International Emmy winner Marina Gera, the statement said.