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 greataunt, 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. 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.
The film is based on the novel by Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi, published in 2004.
2020 Oscar© Shortlisted - Best International Feature Film
2020 24th Sofia International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award and SPECIAL MENTION for best production design to late László Rajk
2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - Narrative Jury Prize
2020 Hungarian Film Critics Awards - Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress
2020 Hungarian Film Academy Awards - Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor
2019 Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival - 2nd Prize for Cameraman
2019 Jerusalem Film Festival - The Schoumann Award Honorary Mention
2019 Anchorage International Film Festival - Grand Prize (Best Narrative Feature)
2019 Telluride Film Festival
2019 Busan International Film Festival
2019 Warsaw International Film Festival
2019 Chicago International Film Festival
2019 Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles - Best Director, Best Screenplay, Alex Friedman Humanitarian Award