1945

  • Original title:
    1945
  • Genre:
    drama
  • Production year:
    2017
  • Format:
    HD
  • Runtime:
    91
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Director:
    Ferenc Török
  • Cast:
    Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Eszter Nagy-Kálóczy
  • Producer:
    Iván Angelusz, Péter Reich

Synopsis

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 unjustly 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. 

 

"Gripping period drama offers a fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a dificult topic..." (Variety)

"It's a powerful, haunting film - a must see." (The Mercury News)

 

FESTIVALS and AWARDS:

2017 Film By The Sea Film Festival (Netherlands) - Main Prize (Film & Literature Award)

2017 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award and Audience Award

2017 Jerusalem Film Festival - Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award for Artistic Achievement in Holocaust-related Film 

2017 Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg - Best Director prize

2017 Washington Jewish Film Festival- Audience Award

2017 Toronto Jewish Film Festival

2017 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

2017 Chattanooga (Tennessee) Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award

2017 Titanic IFF - Audience Award

2017 Berlin International Film Festival - 3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Fiction Film

2017 San Diego Jewish Film Festival 

2017 Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival

2017 Miami Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award