Based on a true story, “Eternal Winter” chronicles what occurs during Christmas 1944, when Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village. Transported to a Soviet labor camp, they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions. Irén, one of the Hungarian women, is lucky enough to meet Rajmund, who decides to teach her how to survive. Although she is determined to return home to her little daughter and family, history and fate have a different plan: Irén and Rajmund fall in love. Attila Szász (“Demimonde,” SLIFF 2016) was named Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival.