Directed by Ferenc Török

“... resoundingly gorgeous ...” Slant Magazine

On the day of his son's wedding, town clerk Istav is informed of the arrival by train of a father and son. It is unclear who exactly they are, but the two men are identified as Jewish.

Istav and the community are unsettled by this arrival, as many of them profiteered from the deportation of their Jewish neighbours during the war. Are these strangers here to reclaim the property and goods of deceased relatives? Or to expose the false denouncements of old friends? As the two strangers move silently towards the town, recriminations are rife as those involved buckle and unravel under the weight of their own lies.

Unfolding over a summer’s day, 1945 examines collective guilt in a rural Hungarian community.

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From January 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From January 2019