Fever at Dawn/ With a Little Patience
Fever at Dawn (Hajnali láz)
Directed by Péter Gárdos
Starring Gila Almagor, Milán Schruff and Emöke Piti
Hungarian with English subtitles
July 1945. Miklós, a 25 year-old Hungarian is looking for love. Having survived the Nazi death camps and now living in a hospital in Sweden, he has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and is given only six months to live. But Miklós has other plans. Rather than accept his fate he sets out on a mission to find a wife in this exquisite tale of love and hope while trying to outwit his own death. He acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklóss letter, and they start corresponding.Inspired by true events of the award-winning directors (Péter Gárdos) own parents, which he learned upon being given their love letters.
With a Little Patience
Los Angeles Premiere
Narrative short/Hungary/2008/14 minutes
Directed by László Nemes
First film made by Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul
Director László Nemes fixes the camera on the evocatively stoic face of a young female office clerk, capturing her every nuance as she methodically goes about her daily routine, which leads to a solemn revelation just outside the window, where a man is waiting.
Premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.
Introduction by Consul General of Hungary, László Kálmán
In partnership with the Consulate General of Hungary
Laemmles Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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