Those Who Remained


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, May 7, 2023 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, May 8, 2023 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 10, 2023 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, May 11, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:83 minutes
Production Country:Hungary
Original Language:Hungarian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barnabás Tóth
Cast:Károly Hajduk
Abigél Szõke
Mari Nagy


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.

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

“For me, this film is, first of all, a hymn, an ode to a man who is totally wrecked but pulls himself together for one last time to save another half-destroyed soul,” said director Barnabás Tóth.   “We've seen so many films about what happened before and during the Holocaust, but so few have shown us the fate of those who remained with us, those who came back.”

"Exquisite! The most surprising performance — not just surprising but inexplicably beautiful — was that of Abigél Szõke in ‘Those Who Remained’.  Whole lives, including ours, can be changed in less than an hour and a half." — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

"A revelation! Perceptively directed by Barnabás Tóth, this exquisite, poignantly performed tale taps into a deep well of honestly earned emotion.” — Alissa Simon, Variety

"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