Those Who Remained

Those Who Remained

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

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.

"STUNNING! Two souls find a path toward healing in the exquisite, richly human ‘Those Who Remained’... presented with precision and thoughtfulness." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times​

"EXQUISITE! The most surprising performance (of Telluride)—not just surprising but inexplicably beautiful—was that of Abigél Szõke in “Those Who Remained.” I do love it when, to cite the modest yet magical case of “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

100% "Fresh" Rating on Rotten Tomatoes!
Official Selection - Telluride Film Festival
Shortlist Selection, Best International Feature Film (Hungary) - 92nd Academy Awards
Winner, Narrative Jury Prize - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Barnabás Tóth
Hungary, 2023
Hungarian (with English subtitles)
83 minutes

Those Who Remained