On a sweltering August day in 1945, Hungarian villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Two orthodox Jews arrive at the train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The two clerk fears these men may be heirs to the village’s deported Jews and panics they will demand back property illegally acquired during World War II. Other villagers are afraid that more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions claimed illegitimately as their own. In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents of guilt and resentment run beneath the simple surface of a quaint village that is ultimately forced to face up to its ill-gotten gains.
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Jewish Film Festival
Shel & Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund
Sylvia & Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund
Tue. October 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Marcus North Shore Cinema
11700 N Port Washington Road