85 minutes

Praised for its sound design as well as its ominous atmosphere, the award-winning revenge fable marks British director Peter Strickland’s directorial debut.
A Libra Film Production, in co-production with Hai-Hui Entertainment and Peter Strickland.
A project developed with the support of the Romanian National Film Center.


Banished by her husband and her village, Katalin Varga is left with no other choice than to set out on a quest to find the real father of her son, Orbán. Taking Orbán with her under pretence, Katalin Varga travels through the Carpathians where she decides to reopen a sinister chapter from her past and take revenge. The hunt leads her to a place, she prayed eleven years prior, she would never set foot again.

Director: Peter Strickland
Scriptwriter: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Márk Gyori
Editing: Mátyás Fekete
Sound design: György Kovács, Gabor Erdelyi, Tamas Szekely, Zoltán Karaszek
Composers: Steven Stapleton, Geoff Cox
Producers: Peter Strickland, Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu
Hilda Péter
Tibor Pálfy
Norbert Tankó
Melinda Kántor
Sebastian Marina
Roberto Giacomello
László Mátray
Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Berlinale 2009
European Discovery of the Year - European Film Awards 2009
British Independent Film Awards, UK 2009 - Most Promising Newcomer (Hilda Péter), Best Achievement in Production, Douglas Hickox Award
New Talent Grand PIX - CPH:PIX, Denmark, 2009
Best Actress in a Leading Role Hilda Péter (actress) - Gopo Awards
Best Actress (Hilda Peter) - Brussels European Film Festival, 2009
Most Promising Newcomer (Peter Strickland) - Evening Standard British Film Award; London Critics Circle Film Awards - Breakthrough British Filmmaker (nominated)
Golden Orange for Best Actress - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 2009
Jury Prize for camera and sound - Bombay International Film Festival, 2009
Best Foreign Language Film - Calgary IFF, Canada, 2009