After Fresh Air from 2006, the style of the Hungarian film maker Ágnes Kocsis was a little too easily compared with the tragic absurdism of Aki Kaurismaki, even though there are clearly similarities. Just like the characters in Kaurismaki's films, in the highly stylised Adrienn Pál, the nurse Piroska lives her life with a deadpan face. But Kocsis’s stories are softer and dive more deeply into the psychology of the characters.
When the ageing Adrienn Pál arrives in the hospital ward for the terminally ill where Piroska works, something starts changing in her. Pál has gone again next day, but his name evokes forgotten memories within Piroska. She embarks on a quest that puts her back in touch with someone she lost sight of long ago.
Quietly and in a calm tempo, Kocsis makes it clear how intangible the past is and how easily time flies by during our everyday activities.

Filmmaker
Ágnes Kocsis
Country
Hungary, Netherlands, France, Austria
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
136’
Language
Hungarian
Producer
Ferenc Pusztai
Production Company
KMH Film
Sales
Elle Driver
Writer
Ágnes Kocsis, Andrea Roberti
Cinematography
Ádám Fillenz
Editor
Tamás Kollányi
Production Design
Alexandra Maringer
Sound Design
Herman Pieete
Cast
Eva Gabor, Izabella Hegyi
Website
http://www.paladrienn.com