1945- Third film in Free Film Series 2019
March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
1945- March 27 – 7pm White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus
On a sweltering August day in 1945, Hungarian villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own. 1945 is a complex story of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they’ve experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain.
(Running time: 97 minutes, Hungarian with English subtitles, 2017)