Katalin Varga (2009)
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Antal Borlan's loving wife never suspected that her devoted and kind husband would be responsible for a past atrocity. Antal believes he has God's forgiveness and that his enduring marriage is testament to his redemption. An avenging angel by the name of Katalin Varga scales the Carpathian Mountains by horse and is in possession of the one thing that can redefine Antal's notion of redemption. Yet Katalin cannot fully comprehend the notion of vengeance until the devastating trail she leaves
Feb 11, 2009 Wide
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Impressive as it is, though, you can't help feeling it's essentially a festival favourite that will be more admired than enjoyed.
Like a folk tale crossed with a thriller and road movie. Without a doubt it is one of the best new British films of the year, if you can justly call it fully British.
The most striking aspect of a slow, self-consciously poetic film is the complex soundtrack.
Newcomer Peter Strickland's slow-burning tale of female revenge in deepest Romania impresses with its pared-down storytelling, its eerie visual and aural atmosphere and the ambiguity of its characterizations.
A complex moral terrain and slow-burning tone reminiscent of Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) announce the arrival of a genuine film-making talent.
A slow-moving, insistently gripping, faintly Dostoyevskian tale of violence and retribution set in the swooningly photographed Hungarian countryside.
An impressive debut from expat British director Peter Strickland with a powerful central performance from Hilda Péter.
Deliberately paced, it has the timeless, brooding quality of a tragic folk tale, in which violence begets more violence. Strickland builds and sustains an ominous atmosphere through stark images, artfully heightened sound design and an otherworldly score.
Tidy revenge tragedy that successfully resists the influence of the Romanian New Wave.
An eerie, intelligent drama lifted into the realm of must-see territory thanks to Péter's gently nuanced performance, plus a haunting soundtrack.
Be warned, this is an intense, dark story where no one makes the right decisions. If you can handle that, Katalin Varga will be a name you won't forget.
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.
Artistic and insightful, this sharply well-made film has an emotional resonance that becomes thoroughly haunting as the story travels to places we don't expect it to go. A sense of foreboding terror keeps us gripped, as does an underlying hope.
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