dir. Hanna Hovitie / Hungary, Finland, Belgium, Portugal / 2019 / 17 min. / Polish premiere

Section: New Faces


Director: Hanna Hovitie

Screenplay: Hanna Hovitie

Cinematography: Daniel Donato

Editing: Hanna Hovitie

Sound: Roope Mantere 

Producers: Attila Kékesi

Production: University of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest (SZFE)

World sales: Hanna Hovitie

Language: Hungarian



In peaceful swampland, a solitary man wades through long grass, crawling carefully through the water. Unable to fit in with the world of humans, he prefers to spend his time with cold-blooded reptiles, caring for them with extraordinary empathy. Solitude is his way of survival but also his biggest enemy.


Sheffield Doc/Fest, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy, DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, East Silver Market (Silver Eye Award Nominee)


 Hanna Hovitie (born in 1991) is a film director from Helsinki, Finland. She has a background (BA) in cinematography and editing and in 2019 she graduated as an MA in Arts in Documentary Directing from the international DocNomads. Joint Degree Program based in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. In her filmic work she studies the modern, triangular relationship between humans, nature and science. 


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