Our new interview with award-winning Hungarian film director Ferenc Török is about his stunning film, “1945,” depicting a post-war village riddled by dark secrets after the deportations of the fascist era.
Exactly what did happen in 1945? What does this year –which was celebrated in East-Europe as the “liberation”– really cover? What is the missing link between the fascist and the communist dictatorship? How do people react to the same moral question in different ways? What do we see from the perspective of the victims and that of the conspirators or eyewitnesses? Why is it still important to establish the right kind of communication?
Since its premieres in Budapest, New York and Los Angeles, this cinematic masterpiece, “1945”, has already been shown at 40 festivals in the US and will be released countrywide in March, 2018.
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Some teaser quotes from the interview:
“Everywhere, in France, Australia, Belgium, but most surprisingly, in the Netherlands, people stand up and say: “This is not only your film but also ours!”
“People were mostly shocked: “How was this never told before?” “Why did it take so long to talk about it with such harsh 21st century clarity?”
“The Feudalistic character of the notary is the type of the immortal mafia boss who can’t be destroyed, who always finds the right political bargain and back door, the type who is liar and coward enough to get out of anything and will serve the next dictatorship just as he served the previous one.”
“We believe that however horrible what happened was, the most important thing is to be able to talk about it. These messages should be discussed by culturally sensitive people like teachers and artists, etc. who connect to this emotionally and don’t just use it to win votes and to manipulate.”
“I believe that this film is so successful because at a certain point it lets go of realism and is, therefore, lifted up. We were very lucky, of course: if it hadn’t rained on that day at the station, then this film might not worked out this way. But it did rain. This is a religious film, after all. We depend on God’s help, moreover, we expect it.”
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