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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2017, Ferenc Török, Hungary, 91 min. With Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 3rd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 3rd 6:00pm
  • Sun, Aug 5th 3:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 7th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 9th 6:00pm

"Mesmerizing, quietly moving, and enthralling. It's one on the best films of the year." - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"An intense miniature…elevating delirious precision to devious nightmare." - Ray Pride, Newcity

Two black-coated strangers step off a train at a Hungarian backwater on the wedding day of the town clerk's son, in this post-Holocaust drama shot in sharp-edged black-and-white and boasting the haunting vibe of a Spaghetti Western. Word spreads before them like wildfire, and a chill grips the heart of many an upright citizen as the Orthodox Jewish father and son make their way into town hauling a large and mysterious trunk. Everyone in this godforsaken hamlet has something to hide, and director Török deftly spins out the rising tension. Guilty secrets are babbled behind closed doors, family bonds reach the breaking point, and the fear of retribution hangs in the air, but these silent, stony-faced strangers are on a mission that transcends revenge. In Hungarian and Russian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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