Gold Medal Acceptance Speech, Szolnok, Hungary

Good evening. Great things are always worth waiting for, and winning this award is a great thing in my life. I did not expect such a wonderful gift here in Szolnok today. But I did come here with a gift. And I would like to present it to Istvan and the festival team. This is absinthe, a Czech national treasure. Absinthe is known as the 'green fairy' in Czech Republic due to its hallucinogenic properties. Absinthe is not as good a gift as I have received, but it's the best we could do. Zuzana Simkova and I, of the FRICTION movie team, thank you.