1945

Am HaYam Jewish Film Festival at WHAT

1945

September 12, 7:30 PM
$10 each; 6 film subscription $50

Directed by Ferenc Török
Hungary, 2017
Hungarian (with English subtitles)
91 minutes

Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó

In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run 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 labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally 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.

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