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Hungary, 2019/Drama, 83 minutes/Hungarian w/English subtitles/Directed by Barnabás Tóth/Screenplay by Klára Muhi and Barnabás Tóth, from the novel by Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi
Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldó lives a solitary existence as a doctor in Budapest. His quiet, ordered life is disrupted when Klára, a 16-year-old orphan still holding out desperate hope that her parents will return, enters his life and refuses to leave it. “An ode to a man who is totally wrecked but pulls himself together for one last time to save another half-destroyed soul,” is how director Barnabás Tóth describes his exquisite film; set against the ominous backdrop of the Communists’ rise to power in post-war Hungary, Those Who Remained is a Holocaust film that explores the fate of those who came back, alone, and a healing process born of love.
Winner: Narrative Jury Award, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, 2020 Hungarian Film Critics Awards; Best Narrative Feature 2019 Anchorage International Film Festival; Official Selection, 2019 Telluride Film Festival; numerous international nominations for Best Feature Film