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Films & Schedules - KATALIN VARGA


Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 1:30 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 6:30 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 7 PM (B4)
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DIRECTOR: Peter Strickland - HUNGARY

When her husband discovers that their 11-year-old son Orbán is not his, he banishes his wife Katalin and the boy, sending them to Katalin’s home village in Transylvania, intent on wreaking vengeance on the real father. Equal parts road movie, character drama, and revenge thriller, Strickland’s film is ultimately a rumination on the nature of forgiveness and justice. Though contemporary in setting, the primitive, seemingly medieval conditions in the country, combined with Katalin’s single-minded pursuit of revenge, imbue the story with a timeless, mythic quality. (84 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Winner, European Discovery of the Year, European Film Awards.

In Romanian and Hungarian.


Interests: New Directors, Narrative Feature.

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