Those Who Remained
(Akik maradtak)

2019, feature, HD, 84 minutes

drama history war

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2019. 9. 26.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2019. 8. 30.

After WWII, in Budapest, a lonely man and an orphan teenage girl find their way back to life through love.


ALADÁR is 42, lost his wife and two children in the camps but keeping himself together while working as a gynecologist.
KLÁRA is 16, still hasn’t got her period yet. She is still waiting her father and mother back from…well, she only knows they are “war prisoners”. So her grandma takes her to see dr. Aladár. The two of them find something in each other that they’ve been missing for years.

And as they get closer and closer, they both get better and better. But as the Communist Party and the Soviet Empire takes over in Hungary, their loving and pure father-daughter relationship is not well seen anymore…. A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of national conflict, lost and trauma, Those Who Remained reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary. The film is based on the novel by Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi, published in 2004.

Creators

Barnabás Tóth Director
Barnabás Tóth, Klára Muhi Screenplay
Gábor Marosi Director of photography
Ági Mógor Editor
László Pirisi Music
Péter Benjámin Lukács Sound
László Rajk Visual design
Rita Lengyel Costumes
Mónika Mécs, Ernő Mesterházy Producer
Inforg-M&M Film Production company
Károly Hajduk, Abigél Szőke, Mari Nagy, Katalin Simkó, Andor Lukács Cast

Awards

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2020 Best Narrative Feature Film
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Film
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best director
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Screenplay
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Screenplay
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Actor
Lima Al Este de Lima - 2020 Special Mention
Sofia International Film Festival - 2020 FIPRESCI Prize
Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2020 Best Film

Festivals

Telluride Film Festival - 2019
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2019
Busan International Film Festival - 2019
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2019
Stockholm International Film Festival - 2019
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival - 2019 (in competition)
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2020 (in competition)
Belgrade International Film Festival - 2020
Lagów International Film Festival - 2020 (in competition)
Berlin Jewish Film Festival - 2020
Palic International Film Festival - 2020
Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival - 2020 (in competition)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2020

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