• Keep Quiet

    Directed by Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
    UK/Hungary | 97 minutes | True Stories

  • Keep Quiet

    Directed by Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
    UK/Hungary | 97 minutes | True Stories

While still young, anti-Semite Csanád Szegedi became vice president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right political party. Then he discovered he was Jewish and converted to Orthodox Judaism… Sam Blair and Joseph Martin’s captivating film is judiciously even-handed about Szegedi’s supposed change of heart. Or is it?

film synopsis

In view of the rising tide of nationalism worldwide, not to mention November's election results, this is a film for the times. While still a young man, magnetic anti-immigrant/anti-Semite Csanád Szegedi rose to the position of vice president of Jobbik, Hungary's far-right political party. And then he discovered he was Jewish...

For many-including his soon-to-be-ex-colleagues in Jobbik-what he did next defied belief: he promptly made a bold conversion to Orthodox Judaism, going so far as to enlist the aid of a rabbi in matters of spiritual education. Letting Szegedi speak for himself, Sam Blair and Joseph Martin have crafted a captivating and confrontational film that is judiciously even-handed about Szegedi's supposed change of heart. Or is it?

"The charismatic Szegedi is certainly convincing in his apparent epiphany, and viewers, like many of the commentators in the doc, will no doubt be sharply divided about his true feelings. The film raises more troubling questions than it answers, but it's fascinating throughout nonetheless." Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

film details

Director: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
Producers: Danielle Clark, Alex Holder, Nicole Stott
Cinematographers: Márton Vízkelety
Editor: Kim Gaster, Ben Stark
Music: Philip Sheppard
Cast: Csanád Szegedi
Country: UK/Hungary
Language: English
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2016
Running Time: 97 minutes
Website: http://keepquietmovie.com

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