WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Those Who Remained
Dir. Barnabás Tóth | 83 min
Hungarian with English subtitles
Budapest, 1948: the upheaval of WWII has given way to the refashioning of society by the new Communist regime. Having survived the war’s extermination camps, Dr. Aládar “Aldó” Kőrner (Károly Hajduk) has revived his medical practice, even if he hasn’t fully returned to the life he once led, haunted by the loss of his wife and sons.
In steps a tornado named Klára (Abigél Szőke), 16 years old and full of life, herself a survivor of the camps, but one who has not yet fully processed her trauma, often penning long letters to her deceased mother and father.
An unconventional but vitally supportive friendship develops between the two in Barnabás Tóth’s remarkable and immensely moving historical drama.
Sunday, December 152:30 PM