Feature Film: “1945”
Wednesday, January 24 | 7 PM
Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Hungary, 2017, Hungarian (with English subtitles), 91 minutes
A fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic that takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance. – VARIETY
Hungary’s past is replete with unprocessed trauma. Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó, Ferenc Török, director, guides the audience back to 1945 with his new film. Two Orthodox Jews’ arrival in a remote Hungarian village catalyzes an unwelcome reckoning with the recent past for the local inhabitants. In the presence of Soviet soldiers, the people of a little village are getting prepared for the wedding of the notary’s son, all the while trying to ignore the fact that they deported a significant part of the town’s Jewish community the previous year.
Reception to follow.
In partnership with Diversity Spotlight & Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.