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12’

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Happy New Year

An Nou Fericit

Stranded in a remote mountain cabin, a woman celebrates New Year’s Eve. As a snowstorm descends upon the remote lodge, an old and frightening entity is creeping nearby.

Romania. The early 90’s. New Year’s Eve. A woman visits an isolated cabin in a remote mountain region in search of solace for a painful event from her recent past. As she returns from a day’s cross country ski ride, she sets up for a cheerless New Year’s Eve celebration, only to become stranded by a fierce blizzard. While inside she is forced to confront her inner demons, an ancient and terrible force is waiting outside.

Director’s statement
Happy New Year will be a film about loss, about memory and its extinction, a lamentation of the irreversible passage of time. It is a vision of solitude, as its main character flees the city to isolate herself from a haunting past. At a time when most of the world seeks refuge from the troubles of the year in the company of others, she looks for solace from a deep pain in the overwhelming loneliness of nature. And in such a place memory might turn into vision, vision into dreams, and dreams - or nightmares - into reality.

Director

Radu Gaciu


nailspeed@gmail.com
Producer

Adriana Bumbeș


adriana@ariadnafilms.ro

Country of production

Romania

Target audience

adults

Animation Technique

mixed technique - 2D digital animation

Production company

Ariadna Films

Looking for

co-producer, financing

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