THOSE WHO REMAINED (Hungary)
March 14 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
THOSE WHO REMAINED
*** On shortlist for Acad Awd Best International Feature film. ***
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.
Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara, who also survived the Holocaust, lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to the 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.
Many films deal with the suffering of the Holocaust years, but far fewer focus on those who managed to return from the camps. THOSE WHO REMAINED poignantly tells the story of two traumatized survivors whose relationship helps them to heal and provides them with someone to live for.
Director: Barnabás Tóth
Running Time: 83 min
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Free to Desert Film Society members or pay $15 at the door. Complimentary refreshments when doors unlock at 9:30AM. Film begins promptly at 10:00. A facilitated discussion will follow the film.