Fever at Dawn
feature, HD, 105 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2015.
He wrote a letter to a hundred and seventeen women till he found a wife.
Based on a true story, set in the Swedish rehabilitation camps during the autumn and winter of 1945, Fever at Dawn tells the story of a love born in the strangest of circumstances between two long-suffering survivors of the Holocaust. Their love overcomes all obstacles in its path including death when it eventually comes.
The original novel emerged as one of the most sought after books of the 2015 London Book Fair, ever since sold in more than 30 territories.
In July 1945, Miklós, a Hungarian survivor of Belsen, arrives in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is skin and bone, and has no teeth. The doctor says he has only months to live.
But Miklós has other plans. He acquires a list of 117 young Hungarian women who are also in refugee camps in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them—obsessively, in his beautiful hand, sitting in the shade of a tree in the hospital garden. One of those young women, he is sure, will become his wife.
In a camp hundreds of kilometres away, Lili reads his letter. Idly, she decides to write back.
Letter by letter, the pair fall in love. In December 1945 they find a way to meet. They have only three days together, and they fall in love all over again. Now they have to work out how to get married while there is still time…
This story really happened.
Fever at Dawn is a love story for the ages. Based on the letters of the author’s parents, it’s a sad and joyous tale that will stay with you long after its happy ending.
|László Seregi||Director of photography|
|Péter Horgas||Visual design|
|FocusFox, GötaFilm International / SE, Miki Zachar Production / IL||Co-producer|
|Milan Schruff, Gila Almagor, Emőke Piti, Andrea Petrik, Gábor Máté, József Gyabronka, Péter Scherer, Eszter Földes, Lehel Kovács, Anita Tóth, Zsolt Páll, Zoltán Seres, Lóránt Váta||Cast|
|San Jose Cinequest - 2016||Best Narrative Drama Feature|
|Várna Love is Folly International Film Festival - 2016||Best Director|
|Parma Music Film Festival - 2016||Violetta d Oro - Main Prize|
|Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2016||Audience Award - Best Drama|
|Parma Music Film Festival - 2016||Best Cinematographer|
|Thessaloniki International Film Festival - 2015|
|Chennai International Film Festival - 2015|
|Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - 2016|
|Warsaw International "Jewish Motives" Film Festival - 2016||(in competition)|
|Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2016|
|Stara Zagora Golden Linden - 2016|
|Melbourne Festival of Jewish Cinema - 2016|
|St. Louis IFF - 2016|
|Chattanooga Jewish Film Series - 2017|
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