Hungarian with English subtitles. In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that’s ultimately forced to face up to its “ill-gotten gains” from the Second World War.

1945

Drama | Foreign | 2017

Cast

Peter Rudolf, Bence Tasnadi

Synopsis

In this astonishingly haunting film based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that’s ultimately forced to face up to its “ill-gotten gains” from the Second World War. On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.

Producers

Iván Angelusz, Péter Reich, Ferenc Török

Director

Ferenc Török

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Official Selection, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Ljubljana International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Chicago International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Sao Paulo Mostra Internacional 2017
Official Selection, Gent International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Titanic International Filmpresence Festival 2017
Official Selection, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Panorama Section Berlin International Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Audience Award - Best Narrative Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2017