The Carer

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    The Carer

    Directed by

    Hungary, United Kingdom

    2015

    92 min

    • English

    Drama

    When Dorottya, an ambitious young Hungarian actress, takes on the unenviable job as carer of the once great stage actor Sir Micheal Gifford, the two instantly clash. He’s a sorry-for-himself, grumpy old has-been, and she is stubborn, standing up to him, as no one else dares. To the surprise of both, conflict is exactly what they need. Fuelled by quarrels and a mutual love of Shakespeare, their relationship sparks and each finds the other an inspiration. Unfortunately, this symbiosis arouses the jealousy of Sir Michael’s daughter, Sophia, and his faithful ex-lover, Milly. When Sir Michael is offered a Lifetime Achievement Award, Dorottya encourages the sick old man to collect it in person. Incensed, Milly and Sophia strike, sacking Dorottya and cutting her off from all contact. Without each other, Dorottya and Sir Michael spiral downwards – only to rally at the end, defying their critics and ultimately, together, triumphing onstage.

    Awards

    • Best Sound (Tamás Zányi) - Hungarian Film Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Brian Cox
    Coco König
    Emilia Fox
    Anna Chancellor
    Roger Moore
    Screenplay
    Gilbert Adair
    Cinematography
    Tibor Máthé
    Editing
    Adam Recht
    Music
    Attila Pacsay
    Sales
    THE YELLOW AFFAIR
    Production
    VITA NOVA FILMS
    Production
    HOPSCOTCH FILMS
    Production
    MYTHBERG FILMS
    Janos Edelenyi

    Janos Edelenyi

    Hungary

    Graduating from the Academy of Films in Budapest, both as a director and director of photography, Janos Edelenyi rejoined the staff of the Hungarian Television, where he had worked prior to film school. Edelenyi's collaboration with Gyorgy Feher on 'Richard III', 'Volpone' and other programs commissioned by the Hungarian Television, has been widely accepted as groundbreaking and redefining the medium by their daring use of extreme close ups.
    Two of his documentaries won First Prizes at the National Documentary Film Festival, and he was awarded Price For Best Photography, Grand Prize, Best TV Adaptation Prizes at various other national festivals. Edelenyi has directed and co-produced or/and photographed over 40 documentaries and 7 feature films. He is Executive Director of the Tel Aviv based Prolitera Productions. More recently, he co-wrote the script and served as a Producer for THE LONG SHADOW, a Hungarian-Israeli-American feature film with Michael York and Liv Ullmann, and directed PRIMA PRIMAVERA, starring Andor Lukats and Vesela Kazakova, and THE CARER.