Adrienn Pál / Pál Adrienn (Hungary/France/Austria/Netherlands, 2010)

directed by Ágnes Kocsis, drama, 136 min, eng subtitles
written by Ágnes Kocsis, Andrea Roberti
with Éva Gábor, Izabella Hegyi, Lia Pokorny, Ákos Horváth

Piroska is an overweight, alienated nurse who can't resist cream-filled pastries. She works in the terminal ward of a hospital and her life is surrounded by death. But an encounter with a dying patient brings her back to the traces of her own life, which she had long left aside... One day she sets off to find her long-lost childhood friend. While tracing her recollections, she embarks on a paradox-filled voyage within her own memory and the memory of those she encounters. Her searches do not take her where she wanted to go, yet her life will still never be the same as a result.
Best Hungarian film of 2010 (Hungarian Film Week) awarded FIPRESCI prize at Cannes.

Cannes IFF 2010 (FIPRESCI Prize)
Cottbus FilmFestival 2010 (Best Director, Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury's Prize)
Zurich FF 2010 (Critics Choice Award)
Hungarian Film Week 2010 (Best Film)
Linz Crossing Europe FF 2011 (Audience Award)
Hungarian Film Critics‘ Prizes 2011 (Best Director, Best Cinematography)