Retrace (Visszatérés - Retrace)

(2011, feature, 35mm, color, 98 minutes, 1:1,85, DolbyDigital)
co-produced with:Romania

Katherine, who survived the Holocaust at the age of seven, visits her once left fatherland of Transylvania, Romania for the first time departing from Sweden with her family. Not only the happy and the frightful memories of her once forgotten past come to life, but she also has to face the depressing reality of Ceausescu’s communist dictatorship and the romance developing between her husband and her sister. Parallel to her story and simultaneously we get to know her childhood love and friend Sándor, who serves the dictator as a forester and whose story has a tragic ending. The film ends with the surprising and odd encounter of the two stories.

Inspired by Marguerite DURAS (Summer Night / Dix heures et demie du soir en été) and Miklós MÉSZÖLY (Chevaux Ailés / Horses on Wings)

2011 - Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles: Best Actress Award to Kathleen Gati

Awards

Bucharest Romania International Film Festival - 2012

Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement

Louisville International Festival of Film - 2012

Best Film

National premiere:
2011