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.