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25TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 4-14, 2017

1945

Drama

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 4 - 7:00PM
Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinemas
May 10 - 6:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country Hungary
Year 2016
Running Time 91 MIN
Language Hungarian, Russian
Subtitles English
Director Ferenc Török
Themes Literary Adaptation,
WW2
Rating 18A

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Description

Two men in black hats disembark from a train under a foreboding sky, setting a small town into a panic. The scene could be from a Western, except that the town is in Hungary and the black-clad men are Orthodox Jews, not gun-slinging drifters. As they walk silently behind a horse-drawn cart carrying two crates to an unknown destination, their presence elicits a spate of rumours. Adapting the short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó, award-winning Hungarian director Ferenc Török stunningly captures a transitional moment in European history with one village’s actions reflecting the moral corrosion of an entire continent. Beautifully shot in black in white with a spare, melancholy score, this understated film quietly builds and ultimately packs an unexpected punch.
ASL Interpreter will be present at May 4 screening for introduction and post-film Q & A

Presentation Details

Guest Director Ferenc Török (May 4)
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