A story about the idealisation of the past, one of those idealisations that usually emerge in difficult times when one is faced with a suffocating reality from which there seems no escape. In the case of Piroska, this idealisation crystallises into one person, Adrienn Pál, her best friend at primary school, with whom she lost touch over 20 years ago. Far from the days when she used to share all her secrets and toys with Adrieen, Piroska is now an obese thirty-something who works as a nurse in the palliative care ward of a hospital. Incapable of calling the patients’ relatives every time somebody dies, one day Piroska comes across the name of a recently deceased woman, Adrienn Pál. It’s not her friend, though.
So what has become of the Adrienn Pál of her childhood? Possessed by a sudden nostalgia, Piroska decides to investigate.
35mm | Farbe / colour
Ágnes Kocsis, Andrea Roberti
Adrien Asztalos, Alexandra Maringer
Éva Gábor, István Znamenák, Ákos Horváth, Lia Pokorny, Izabella Hegyi
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Ágnes Kocsis - born 1971 in Budapest, Hungary. Graduated in polish studies and literature, aesthetics and film theory from the University “Eötvös Lóránd” in Budapest and got a degree in theatre and film directing in her hometown.
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18 KÉP EGY KONZERVGYÁRI LÁNY ÉLETÉBŐL (2003, short)
A VÍRUS (2005, short)
FRISS LEVEGŐ (2006)