International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Monday, January 27, 7pm
Bronfman Theatre, Pier 21.
Film: Those Who Remained, Hungary, 83 minutes, 2019. Hungarian with English subtitles.
Presented in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
Free program, registration required:
About the film:
THOSE WHO REMAINED (AKIK MARADTAK)
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.
Official Entry, Best International Feature (Hungary) – 2020 Academy Awards
“A revelation! Perceptively directed by Barnabás Tóth, this exquisite, poignantly performed tale taps into a deep well of honestly earned emotion.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
“Terrific! A finely-tuned post-Holocaust tale that is quite compelling. Made and acted with unemphatic precision, this marks Tóth as a talent to watch.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“SEE IT! Those Who Remained is an intimate look at two damaged souls who are now ready to begin the reconstruction of their life. Abigél Szõke (brings) the film to life with her tremendously affecting performance.” – Howard Schumann, Critical Movie Critics
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: For me, this film is, first of all, a hymn, an ode to a man who is totally wrecked but pulls himself together for one last time to save another half-destroyed soul. We’ve seen so many films about what happened before and during the Holocaust, but so few have shown us the fate of those who remained with us, those who came back. –Barnabás Tóth, director