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FEVER AT DAWN (Israel/Hungary)
August 20, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Based on the novel of the true story of writer/director Péter Gárdos’ parents, FEVER AT DAWN journals an unlikely love affair between two Hungarian Holocaust survivors recuperating in Sweden. Twenty-five year old Miklós has been given six months to live and wants nothing more than to find love. He sets out to find a wife by writing letters to 117 Hungarian women who are also recovering in Sweden. The response of 19-year-old Lilli captures his heart and his imagination.
Writer|Director: Péter Gárdos
Running Time: 110 minutes
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Country: Israel| Sweden|Hungary
Language: Hungarian w|English Subtitles
Starring: Milán Schruff, Emoke Piti, Gila Almagor and
FESTIVALS: USA: San Francisco JFF, Rochester JFF, Los Angeles JFF; Canada, Toronto JFF; Greece, Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Poland, Jewish Motifs Film Festival
AWARDS: Audience Award, Los Angeles JFF
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/140863251