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When

Occurs on Monday October 23 2017

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 31 minutes

Venue

Shaarei Zedek Synagogue
91 Leinster Street
Saint John NB E2L 1J2

Performance Notes

× Country: Hungary
Year: 2016
Running Time: 91 MIN
Language: Hungarian, Russian
Subtitles: English
Director: Ferenc Török
Tickets:$10

Two men in black hats disembark from a train under a foreboding sky, setting a small town into a panic. The scene could be from a Western, except that the town is in Hungary and the black-clad men are Orthodox Jews, not gun-slinging drifters. As they walk silently behind a horse-drawn cart carrying two crates to an unknown destination, their presence elicits a spate of rumours. Adapting the short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó, award-winning Hungarian director Ferenc Török stunningly captures a transitional moment in European history with one village’s actions reflecting the moral corrosion of an entire continent. Beautifully shot in black in white with a spare, melancholy score, this understated film quietly builds and ultimately packs an unexpected punch.

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