1945

Dir. Ferenc Török
(91 min, Hungary, 2017)
Hungarian with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

It’s August 1945 − the war is over, and an uneasy, humid stillness pervades a small Hungarian village longing for a return to normalcy. The young pharmacist prepares to marry; train station workers busy themselves with a changeover; and men huddle in pubs, gruffly drinking away petty disputes. Two strangers arrive—they wear serious, withdrawn expressions and thick, black clothes. They are father and son; they are Holocaust survivors. The town eyes them with immediate suspicion: are they here to reclaim stolen land? To open a competing pharmacy? Will they expose the villagers’ wartime crimes and complicit silence?

Co-presented by Embassy of Hungary The Kossuth Foundation

Screenings

Saturday, May 20, 2:15 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Saturday, May 27, 4:40 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Press
  • A fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic that takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance.Variety
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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 28, 2017.