1945

Directed by Ferenc Török · Hungary · 2017 · 91 min · Hungarian, Russian with subtitles

Following the film, please join us for a talk-back with Dr. Howard Lupovitch.

On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary. The townspeople
are suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning. They expect the worst and behave accordingly. 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.

Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they’ve experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain. Lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to this eloquent drama.

Thursday, April 26, 8 PM | The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive & the Mardigian Library, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies – Wayne State University

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