The jury of the monthly Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) awarded the prize in the Best Drama category to the film Skylark, directed by Béla Paczolay and produced with the company of the Hungarian Theatre of Pest.
The new film version of Dezső Kosztolányi’s novel takes the viewer back to the 1960s. The title role is played by Lilla Péteri, the parents are played by Anna Bede-Fazekas and Dezső Rancsó. Laura Döbrösi, and Máté Haumann also appear in the production. The film is based on a performance by the Hungarian Theatre of Pest.
Skylark was published in 1923 in serialized form in Nyugat (an important Hungarian literary journal in the first half of the 20th century), and forty years later it was adapted into the first film with the biggest stars of the time. The title character was played by Anna Nagy, her parents were Klári Tolnay, and Antal Páger, the latter winning for this performance the award of the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Cannes Film Festival.