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Those Who Remained – Official U.S. Trailer
Synopsis: Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo (Károly Hajduk) lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara (Abigél Szőke) 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.
A Film by Barnabás Tóth
From Menemsha Films: http://www.MenemshaFilms.com
Official Selection – Telluride Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, Best International Feature Film (Hungary) – Academy Awards 2020
“A revelation! Perceptively directed by Barnabás Tóth, this exquisite, poignantly performed tale taps into a deep well of honestly earned emotion.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
“Exquisite! The most surprising performance (of Telluride)—not just surprising but inexplicably beautiful—was that of Abigél Szõke in “Those Who Remained.” I do love it when, to cite the modest yet magical case of “Those Who Remained,” whole lives, including ours, can be changed in less than an hour and a half.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“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
“Remarkable! A film suffused with sensitivity and humanity, demonstrating a talent for elegant and classical direction which turns its back on the ostentatious and the overly dramatic, favouring instead the subtle and positive variations of the dance of life.” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa