Hotel Sunrise coming to IndieCork film festival Monday 9, 4:00pm, the Gate Cinema
Maria Rumanova / Slovakia / 2016 / 49 minutes
The portrayal of a town on the very edge of the European Union and the collective identity of its residents. Cierna nad Tisou, once known as the “Golden Gate of Socialism”, has now become a run-down smugglers den on the Eastern periphery. The characters in this film find their own ways to navigate the dysfunctional system, often skittering along the edge of the law and common sense, but their stories are all the more genuine, expressive, and human.
This compelling, poetic documentary was a debut film by the director Maria Rumanova which has seen its premiere at the prestigious IDFA in Amsterdam.