Location la: Bartos Screening Room
Hungary. Dir. Ferenc Török. 2017, 91 mins. With Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel. In Hungarian and Russian with English subtitles. Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó. Hungary, 1945: in the aftermath of World War II, residents of a remote village struggle to return to normalcy. One summer day, their uneasy peace is shattered by the arrival of two Orthodox Jews, whose presence sets the townspeople on edge. Who are they? And what do they want? As rumors spread that they may be relatives of former residents deported by the Nazis, members of the community—many of whom have benefitted materially from the disappearance of the Jews—are forced to reckon with their own complicity in the atrocities. Shot in evocative black-and-white and set to a haunting score, this riveting exploration of collective guilt fearlessly confronts a traumatic chapter in Europe’s history.
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