Natural Light

Directed by Dénes Nagy

Nagy’s feature debut centres on a Hungarian army officer who is part of a special scouting unit searching for Russian partisans in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. When his commander is killed, he is forced to take charge. Most of the cast also make their feature debuts, including Ferenc Szabó as the officer.

This is an incredible work that demands attention. Unflinching in its portrait of horror and brutality, the film also confirms the brilliance of a new wave of Hungarian filmmakers such as László Nemes and Ildikó Enyedi.

Translated title:
Természetes fény

Hungarian and Russian

Full English

128 minutes

Country of origin:
France, Germany, Hungary and Latvia

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