november, 2020

sat07nov(nov 7)12:00 amfri20(nov 20)11:59 pm1945Event Type:Virtual screeningGenre:DramaLanguage:Hungarian,with English subtitlesSubjects:Antisemitism,Holocaust and WWII,Hungary

Event Details

“This is not a Holocaust film but rather a drama that looks at life beneath the simple surface in a quaint Hungarian village after WWII.”

Two orthodox Jewish men, dressed in black, arrive at the train station of a small Hungarian village on a hot August day in 1945, one year after the German troops have left.  Their homecoming disrupts the established rhythm of life in the village, where preparations are underway for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s’ deported Jews and expects them to demand the return of their illegally seized property. Their reappearance forces the local residents to confront and come to terms with the horrific events of the previous year. Based on the acclaimed short story HOMECOMING by Gábor T. Szántó.

Film: 91 minutes

Director: Ferenc Török

Production country: Hungary

Year: 2017