One Long Winter Without Fire

2004, 88 min.

One Long Winter Without Fire (2004)


The 61′ International Film Festival in Venice/Italy
“CinemAvvenire Award” for best first feature and “Grand Prix Signis”

“Swiss Film Prize” for Best Swiss Feature Film

International Filmfestival in Bozen(Bolzano)/Italy
“Prize of the county South Tirol” and “Prize of the city of Bozen”  

35th Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow
“Bronze Grape Award

57.Festival in Locarno, Switzerland
Alternativ Critics Award

Festival Int. du Film Francophone in Namur,Belgium
Peoples Choice Award


Director Greg Zglinski
Screenplay Pierre-Pascal Rossi
Cinematography Witold Plociennik
Music Jacek Grudzien, Mariusz Ziemba
Art Director Piagans De St-Pre
Producer Jean-louis Porchet, Gererd Ruey
Jean Aurelien Recoing
Labinota Gabriela Muskala
Kastriot Nathalie Boulin
Laure Marie Marheron, Blerim Gjoci
Winter is harsh in the Swiss Jura region and it seems interminable to Jean and Laure, who lost their little girl in a fire that devastated their barn a few month earlier.
Unable to cope with her loss, Laure undertakes a treatment in a clinic. Trying to forget his feeling of guilt, Jean thinks about selling the farm. Finally, despite his fear of the fire, he goes off to work at a foundry in the near town. There he meets some Kosovar refugees, among them Labinota, whose husband went missing during the war. She is stong, courageous and sensitiv. Thanks to her and her brother Kastriot, Jean discovers another way of living with his fears and heartbreak. by sharing their pain, little by little, Jean and Labinota come closer to each other. At the same time Laure is getting better and wishes to meet Jean.