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Length: 
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.
 

Synopsis: 

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.

Crew: 
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
Cast: 
Hilda Péter
Tibor Pálfy
Norbert Tankó
Melinda Kántor
Sebastian Marina
Roberto Giacomello
László Mátray
Awards: 
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