Two friends meet after thirty years and face the long-hidden secret of their relationship in a verbal duel. What separated them and what brought them back together in one stormy night, only to be separated again, but this time forever? Evoking the past, removing veil by veil from the mysterious event, which turbulently changed their lives, they transfer the dramatic conflict to the present and, looking for resolution, dance between revenge and reconciliation, giving the story a framework of tense suspense.
A skilfully woven network of beautiful thoughts, a magically and powerfully written story of love, friendship and betrayal. This fondly painted splendour of a time is universal and relevant even today, because it speaks of emotions that do not belong to any era. Marai's dramatic introspection awakens a creative passion and an irresistible need to imbue the dramatic faces with life's persuasiveness, and infuse the audience with a unique emotional experience. If death is a given and inevitable, then the dominant questions are the relationship between man and woman, friendship and betrayal, and, at the end: What is the meaning of human life to survive or to experience?
Branko Ivanda, professor emeritus has been directing feature and TV films, TV dramas,
documentaries, theatre plays, and writing scripts and
essays for over fifty years. A number of his TV films
were awarded on eminent international festivals (FIPRESCI- Berlin, Bergamo, Los Angeles, New York, Best Foreign film World Fest Houston, Mar del Plata, London...;
multiple representatives of HRT on PRIX ITALIA, etc.)
He has been teaching at the Academy of Dramatic Art in
Zagreb since 1980 with a five-year break from 1985 to
1990; at that time he was a professor at the University of
California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is the laureate of the
Vladimir Nazor Award for long life achievement.