Katalin Varga

Katalin Varga

Katalin Varga

In this feature debut from filmmaker Peter Strickland (In Fabric, The Duke of Burgundy), a woman travels the mountainside with her son searching for revenge.

"In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was brutally raped in the woods. Although she has kept silent about what happened, she has not forgotten, and her son Órban serves as a living reminder." (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

200982 minsRomania, UKHungarian and Romanian with English subtitles
CrimeThrillerWorld Cinema
Director:
Peter Strickland ('In Fabric', 'The Duke of Burgundy', 'Berberian Sound Studio')
Writer:
Peter Strickland
Cast:
Hilda PéterNorbert TankóLászló MátrayRoberto Giacomello

Reviews & comments

Independent

Independent

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At times we seem to be watching the reconstruction of an ancient folk tale, and Strickland, as if entrusted with its telling, hardly puts a foot wrong.

Variety

Variety

press

Stark and archaic story of the vindictive journey of a wronged woman and her son is set in contempo Transylvania, but is infused with archetypes that go back to the early days of storytelling.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Once the central drama starts to clarify itself, everything begins to work in tandem to produce a powerful, elemental film.

Independent

Independent

press

At times we seem to be watching the reconstruction of an ancient folk tale, and Strickland, as if entrusted with its telling, hardly puts a foot wrong.

Variety

Variety

press

Stark and archaic story of the vindictive journey of a wronged woman and her son is set in contempo Transylvania, but is infused with archetypes that go back to the early days of storytelling.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Once the central drama starts to clarify itself, everything begins to work in tandem to produce a powerful, elemental film.

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