PLAYING: MIDTOWN CINEMA
Hungary, 2017/Drama, 91 minutes/Hungarian and Russian, w/English subtitles/Directed by Ferenc Török/Screenplay by Gábor T. Szántó and Ferenc Török, based on the short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó (unrated)
In a small Hungarian village on a sweltering August day, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the local train station. News of their arrival spreads quickly among the villagers, who are preparing for the wedding of the town clerk’s son; alarm spreads just as fast as the two men proceed toward the town center, walking behind a wagon holding nailed wooden boxes they’ve unloaded from the train. Who they are and what they want – and what is in those boxes – form the basis of what judges at the Jerusalem Film Festival described as an “innovative mystery [that] exposes the corrosive power of anti-Semitism and collaboration during the Holocaust.” A must-see, unforgettable drama.
Winner, Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award, Best Feature, 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival
Join us on Sunday morning for a nosh (at 9:00), the film, and a discussion led by author and scholar Dr. Yelena (Helen) P. Khanzhina-Wexler, who earned her PhD. in World Literature from the University of St. Petersburg (Russia).
1945 has been generously sponsored by Linda Schwab and Family