Those Who Remained by Barnabás Tóth is one of the ten shortlisted films in Best International Film category.
The other nine shortlisted films are the Czech Republic’s “The Painted Bird”; Estonia’s “Truth and Justice”; France’s “Les Misérables”; North Macedonia’s “Honeyland”; Poland’s “Corpus Christi”; Russia’s “Beanpole”; Senegal’s “Atlantics”; South Korea’s “Parasite” and Spain’s “Pain and Glory.”
Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year-old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. She meets Aldo, and soon the two of them find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives. As they grow closer and closer, the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But as the Soviet Empire rises to power in Hungary, their pure and loving father-daughter relationship is misunderstood and frowned upon. A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss 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.
Those Who Remained was supported by the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) and Duna Médiaszolgáltató.
The five nominated films will be announced on 13 January, while the winner will be celebrated on Oscar night on 9 February.