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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

High Holiday Screening - 1945

Drama

Screening Information

September 25 - 7:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Varsity & VIP, 55 Bloor St West, Manulife Centre

Film Details

Country Hungary
Year 2016
Running Time 91 MIN
Language Hungarian, Russian
Subtitles English
Director Ferenc Török

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Description

Advance Inventory Now Sold-Out

RUSH TICKETS AT DOOR, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

The annual TJFF High Holiday Screening Event featuring the sold-out sensation from this year's Festival.
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.

Presentation Details

Guest Rabbi Ed Elkin, of First Narayever Congregation, will lead a discussion following the film.
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