Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2022 (International Competition)

Un año, una noche is broaching the issue of psychological and social effects of the terrorist attack against the discotheque Bataclan/Paris 2015. In an intensive balance between the way of representing human destiny and outstanding artistic intensity in all dimensions of film language and acting, the film represents the long grief process of a young couple, Celine and Ramon, after the attack. The struggle of the main character dealing with Death („He is not the God of the dead, but of the living“, Markus 12,27) is so intimate and intensive that months are needed to accept the reality. From the beginning, Violence is not responded by Hate but by love (Matthew 5,44f). After months of loneliness, relations full of life are again possible.