Heights and Depths poster

screening time

Monica Film Center, 7:00pm, 30 October, 2023

Heights and Depths

(Magasságok és mélységek)

2022, feature, drama, 96 minutes

The protagonist of the story is Hilda Sterczer, the widow of the internationally renowned mountaineer, Zsolt Erőss. Through her eyes we get a glimpse into the events of the next few days by following Zsolt’s unsuccessful conquest of the mountain, resulting in a tragedy.  Hilda is forced to follow helplessly, thousands of miles away, as her husband, participating in the Kancsendzönga expedition, becomes extremely exhausted and then ultimately dies during the descent from the mountain peak. She remains alone with their two children.   Having been a supporter of Zsolt throughout his life, even after his death, Hilda tries to cope with the expectations of the public and the attacks of the media, with the same attitude the deceased had. However, precisely this compliance constraint that delays the mourning process. It takes time for her to admit that she needs help in dealing with the tragedy, and that she can’t handle all the obstacles alone. She has to find her own identity to start laying down the foundations of her new life.

Director: Sándor Csoma
Scriptwriter: Sándor Csoma
Cinematographer: Levente Tóth
Music Composer: Ádám Balázs
Editor: Dániel Márton
Sound Designer: Vajda D. Bodnár
Art Director / Production design: Anna Nyitrai, Réka Kakas
Costume design: Karola Nyitrai
Producer: Claudia Sümeghy, Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
Hilda Sterczer Emőke Pál
Zsolt Erőss Zsolt Trill
Gerda Erőss Enikő Nagy
Csoma Erőss Ábris Egri & Samuel Egri
Lajos Kollár Lajos Ottó Horváth
Júlia Erika Tankó
Kindergarten teacher Anna Fehér
Emőke Tapolyai Ildikó Tóth
András Pataky Iván Fenyő
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