One Long Winter Without Fire
2004, 88 min.
The 61′ International Film Festival in Venice/Italy
“CinemAvvenire Award” for best first feature and “Grand Prix Signis”
“Swiss Film Prize” for Best Swiss Feature Film
International Filmfestival in Bozen(Bolzano)/Italy
“Prize of the county South Tirol” and “Prize of the city of Bozen”
35th Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow
“Bronze Grape Award
57.Festival in Locarno, Switzerland
Alternativ Critics Award
Festival Int. du Film Francophone in Namur,Belgium
Peoples Choice Award
Unable to cope with her loss, Laure undertakes a treatment in a clinic. Trying to forget his feeling of guilt, Jean thinks about selling the farm. Finally, despite his fear of the fire, he goes off to work at a foundry in the near town. There he meets some Kosovar refugees, among them Labinota, whose husband went missing during the war. She is stong, courageous and sensitiv. Thanks to her and her brother Kastriot, Jean discovers another way of living with his fears and heartbreak. by sharing their pain, little by little, Jean and Labinota come closer to each other. At the same time Laure is getting better and wishes to meet Jean.