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Ferenc Török's '1945' at Jewish Filmfestival

Thursday 16 November 2017, 8.30pm
UK International Jewish Film Festival
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Reception 7.30pm
Film and awards ceremony 8.30pm
Followed by a Q&A with director Ferenc Török and Gábor T. Szántó


The 21st UK International Jewish Film Festival
with the support of the Hungarian Cultural Centre London presents
Ferenc Török's new 'Western' 1945

The UK International Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 21st birthday with a vibrant and creative line-up of more than 70 new international drama, documentary and short films. The Festival will present 115 screenings from 9-26 November at 18 cinemas across the UK and includes a wonderful array of film premieres, special events, panel discussions and Q&As with leading directors, producers, actors, journalists, academics and others.

This year's programme features Hungarian director Ferenc Török's new film which will also be in competition for the Best Film Award. 

(click on the poster for the trailer of the film)

1945 (91 mins, 2017)
"A fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic that takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance." Variety

12 August 1945. The inhabitants of a village in rural Soviet-occupied Hungary are preparing for the town clerk's daughter's wedding, when two Orthodox Jewish men arrive at the railway station with two large trunks. As they silently make their way to town, a growing panic spreads amongst some of the more prominent townsfolk. Ferenc Török's striking monochrome 'Western' is a tense, chilling, beautifully nuanced drama set in a difficult, transitional period in Hungarian history.

Starring Péter Rudolf, Bence Tasnádi, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Dóra Sztarenki
Director: Ferenc Török
Director of Photography: Elemér Ragályi
Editor: Béla Barsi
Produced by: Iván Angelusz, Péter Reich, Ferenc Török
Music: Tibor Szemző
Screenplay by: Gábor T. Szántó, Ferenc Török
Production Designer: László Rajk
Sound Production: Tamás Zányi

Ferenc Török
Ferenc Török is a writer and director born in 1971 in Budapest. He was honoured with Pro Cultura Urbis, which was awarded by the City of Budapest in 2005. He has been a member of the European Film Academy since 2007. He has also been honoured with the Balázs Béla Award, a state recognition for outstanding achievement in filmmaking, in 2008.

Gábor T. Szántó
Novelist, screenwriter, editor-in-chief of Szombat, Hungarian Jewish magazine. His writings include novels and short story books. Szántó's writings have been published in German (In Schuld verstrickt, 1999), Russian (Obratnij bilet, 2008) and several other writings in English. His latest novel (Kafka's Cats, 2014) will soon be published in Turkey. His latest book 1945 és más történetek (1945 and other stories) came out in 2017. His short story 1945, Hazatérés (1945, Homecoming) served as the basis of the film 1945 by director Ferenc Török. Gábor T. Szántó wrote the screenplay together with the director.

Book your seats for the screening here.
Click for more information about the programme and the Festival itself.


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