(May 3, 2017 – Toronto, ON) The 25th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival launches tomorrow night with 1945. Based on the short story, Homecoming, by Gábor T. Szántó, 1945 was directed by Ferenc Török who will be in attendance at the 7:00PM screening, which will be at Toronto’s Cineplex Varsity Cinemas.
1945 is set in a small Hungarian village shortly after liberation. As the town’s folk prepare for a wedding between Szentes, the son of the influential village clerk, and Kisrózsi, the former fiancé of his friend, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the train station with mysterious boxes in tow. Bereft of Jews since their deportation during the war, the village is startled by the sudden resurgence of its former denizens.
While some villagers wear their guilt like a cloak of shame, others fear retribution or that they will be forced to return their “ill-gotten gains.” With everyone’s sensitivity heightened, soon a chain of events unfurls and sends the quaint hamlet into turmoil.
1945 costars Péter Rudolf as the Town Clerk, Bence Tasnádi as Szentes Árpád, Tamás Szabó Kimmel as Jancsi and Dóra Sztarenki as Kisrózsi.
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