Hungarian Movie on Oscars Shortlist

December 18, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards (a.k.a. Oscars) and the list of ten entries in the 'Best International Film' category include the Hungarian movie 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained).

Directed by Barnabás Tóth, it is a lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma.

Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year-old Klára 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.

So far, two Hungarian films have won in this category: ' Mephisto' (in 1982), directed by István Szabó, and 'Son of Saul' (in 2016), directed by László Nemes Jeles. The five nominees will be announced on January 13, the 92nd Oscars ceremony will be held on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.


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