• 1945 

    Directed by Ferenc Török
    Hungary | 91 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • 1945 

    Directed by Ferenc Török
    Hungary | 91 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • 1945 

    Directed by Ferenc Török
    Hungary | 91 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • 1945 

    Directed by Ferenc Török
    Hungary | 91 minutes | World Cinema Now

When two Orthodox Jews appear in a remote Hungarian village with mysterious cargo, their presence catalyzes an unwelcome reckoning of the recent past for the locals. This finely performed period drama offers a fresh cinematic approach to a difficult topic.

Schedule

January 11, 2018 12:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

When two Orthodox Jews appear in a remote Hungarian village with some mysterious cargo, their presence catalyzes an unwelcome reckoning with the recent past for the local inhabitants. Featuring striking black-and-white cinematography that imbues potent compositions with foreboding, this finely performed period drama takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance.

The sober-looking strangers arrive on a day already filled with tensions. They interrupt the wedding preparations of Arpad, the son of domineering village notary István, who is to marry Kisrózsi, a pretty peasant girl. Soviet soldiers lurk on the sidelines, wondering how they can further enrich themselves through the daily business of the Occupation. The film concentrates on the point of view of the locals, almost all of whom, including the priest, share guilty secrets about ill-gotten gains. 1945 offers a fresh cinematic approach to a difficult topic.

film details

Country: Hungary
Year: 2017
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: Hungarian and Russian
Subtitles: Yes
Display Format: DCP
Awards: The Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award for Best Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival
Director: Ferenc Török
Producers: Iván Angelusz, Péter Reich, Ferenc Török
Principal Cast: Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Dóra Sztarenki, Ági Szirtes
Cinematographers: Elemér Ragályi
Editor: Béla Barsi
Music: Tibor Szemzö
Screenwriter: Gábor T. Szántó, Ferenc Török

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