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A quiet young man returns to his native region, the wild Delta, where the villagers live cut off from the world around them. Here he has the chance to get acquainted with the sister he has never known. He decides to build himself a home there and, while working on the house, he and his sister become closer than social convention permits. Punishment from the xenophobic villagers is not long in coming. The minimalist film plays out at an almost meditatively slow tempo in a visually attractive setting amidst uninhabited nature. The isolated environment of the village surrounded by water helps build a strong drama experienced more inwardly than outwardly. Kornél Mundruczó (34) studied acting and film direction at the University of Drama and Film Arts in Budapest. He grabbed international attention right from the start for his short films. His feature debut "Pleasant Days" won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2002. Mundruczó’s second film "Johanna" premiered at the "Un certain regard" section at the Cannes Film Festival.