1945

1945

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Rated PG
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BASED ON THE ACCLAIMED SHORT STORY “HOMECOMING” BY Gabor T. Szántóln, this astonishingly haunting film, exposes deep undercurrents runnning 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 labelled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their property back.

Sponsors
Ian and Sandy Penn – in Honor of Eva Szende z”l, survivor and dedicated VJFCS Board Member
The Kahn Family Foundation
Chaim, Aliza and Tova Kornfeld

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Festivals and Awards

  • Winner –Best Feature – Jerusalem International Film Festival 2017
  • Winner - Audience Award for Best Narrative Miami Jewish Film Festival 2017

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2017
Country Hungary
Director Ferenc Török
Cast Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel
Runtime 91 min
Language Hungarian, Russian with English subtitles
Genre