A must-see for anyone interested in Jewish themes, history and great European cinema, the new Hungarian masterpiece “1945” is opening in Boston on Dec. 22. It will run at West Newton Cinema as long as there’s interest, with daily screening times at 1:35, 3:45, 5:50 and 8 p.m.
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son arrive in a small village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople—suspicious, remorseful, fearful and cunning—expect the worst and behave accordingly.
A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black-and-white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfe’s famed sentiment: you can’t go home again.
Watch the trailer here.
“Gorgeous, absorbing and finely wrought.”
—Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
“One of the best films of the year! Mesmerizing, moving and enthralling. A perfect blend of truth and spectacle.”
—Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
—Jonathan Marks, The Jewish Week
“Stunning! The timing for this multi-award-winning film couldn’t be more on target.”
—Simi Horwitz, The Forward
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