Berlin 2017 – Competition
Berlin 2017 – Winner – Golden Bear, Winner – FIPRESCI Prize, Winner – Ecumenical Award, Winner – Berliner Morgenpost Reader's Award
The director of an industrial slaughterhouse is suspicious about Maria, the new quality inspector. Endre thinks she's pretty, but she's too formal and keeps too much to herself. He also thinks she's too tough on grading the beef carcass, but Maria sticks to her standards with the same focused order she tries to run her life. During routine company interviews, a lady psychologist discovers that Maria and Endre are having similar recurring dreams. They are embarrassed by what this implies, as the two introverts know nothing about one another outside of work. The following day, they check again: they had the exact same dream the night before. As they continue to compare dreams, it becomes clear that they meet each night in a common realm: a peaceful snowy forest where they are graceful deer who gently love each other. Maria and Endre hesistantly accept this strange coincidence. They cannot ignore the intimacy they share so effortlessly in their dreams. For two people seemingly not suitable at all for love, it won't be easy to recreate in broad daylight this harmonious relationship of their lonely nights...
A contemporary tale about the pain and beauty of life and love from award-winning director Ildiko Enyedi (MY TWENTIETH CENTURY - Cannes Camera D'Or).