Dolina (Dolina)

(2007, feature, 35mm, color, 122 minutes, 1:1,85, DolbySR)
co-produced with:Romania, Italy

Bogdanski Dolina is a rundown town in a remote corner of the Earth that has been overtaken by terror. At one time Dolina was a flourishing little place, but now everything shows the signs of destruction and poverty, even though the inhabitants are doing their best to smarten things up a bit for the arrival of a high-ranking guest in the person of the Archbishop. Instead of the Archbishop, however, a certain Gabriel Ventuza arrives. On instructions from his brother, Gabriel has left behind western civilization and his medicinal plants, to take the long journey to Dolina with the aim of exhuming their father Viktor Ventuza, the famous people smuggler, and bringing back his earthly remains. Those in power of the strange ecclesiastical unit, the Vicarage, don�t look favourably on the stranger�s arrival. But Colentina Dunka, the head of one of the most important establishments in Dolina, the hairdressing salon, takes Gabriel under her wing � at which her combing ladies promptly fall in love for him. Even so Gabriel�s task is not easy. It is very costly, and Petrus, Colentina�s jealous foster son, soon turns up on the scene and does everything in his power to thwart Gabriel�s plans...

Based on The Archbishop's Visit by Ádám Bodor