The decision of the jury (Céline Bolomey, Denis Delcampe, Maike Mia Höne, Najwa Najjar, Adrian Sitaru) was celebrated by 10,000 festival visitors in Piazza Grande, Locarno.
The film is about variations of relationships in an abandoned 1980's era block-house hotel at New Years Eve. The film is a co-production of University of Theatre, Film and Television (http://engine.szinhaz.hu) and Cinema Film (www.cinemafilm.hu), under producers Miklós Bosnyák and Gábor Garami.
Esztergályos originally intended to make an adaptation of an American novel, but she couldn't obtain the rights. As she was making journeys to the shore of Lake Balaton, she discovered the hotel which inspired her to write a new story. The shooting took place in winter, and the hotel was opened especially for the film.
Tamás Szabó Kimmel
Director-writer: Krisztina Esztergályos
Producers: Miklós Bosnyák, Gábor Garami
Cinematographer: Rudolf Péter Kiss
Original music: András Nagy
Editor: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter