HUNGARY

Eternal Winter

EUNIC FILMDAGEN

2018 | ORIGINAL TITLE: ÖRÖK TÉL | DIRECTED BY: ATTILA SZÁSZ | 110 MIN

Please note that this film is only available on 30.10 from 15:00 until 31.10 at 15:00

Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman of German origin away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labour camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines. This is where Irén meets Rajmund who decides to teach her how to survive. While she is determined to return home to her little daughter and family, history and fate have a different plan…

Eternal Winter is based on true events and is the first Hungarian feature film about the 700.000 Hungarian victims of the Soviet labour camps whose stories have remained untold for over 70 years. The film is a book adaptation of Little girls, the time has passed (Lánykák az idő eljárt) by János Havasi. It was shot in 28 days and received a total of 28 wins and 10 nominations. Director Attila Szász was awarded as Best Director at the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival and Marina Gera won the International Emmy Award for best actress for her performance as Irén.

With  Marina Gera, Sándor Csányi, Laura Döbrösi

This film was made with the support of the Gulag Memorial Committee.

Director: Attila Szász

Producers: Ábel Köves, Tamás Lajos

Cinematographer: András Nagy

Music: Gergely Parádi

Editor: László Hargittai

Produced by: Szupermodern

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