György Fehér · 1990
100min · DCP
  • Saturday, Jun 3, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 4, 2023, 3:00pm
  • Monday, Jun 5, 2023, 8:15pm
  • Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023, 8:15pm

After discovering the murdered body of a young girl deep in a mountainous forest, a hardened homicide detective pushes himself to increasingly obsessive ends in his quest to catch the serial killer — known only as “The Giant” — responsible for the crime. A much admired but long unavailable masterpiece by influential Hungarian auteur and regular Béla Tarr collaborator György Fehér, TWILIGHT (SZÜRKÜLET) is at once an existential murder mystery and an expansive meditation on time and space. Stunningly lensed in rich blacks and cascading grays by DP Miklós Gurbán (WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES) and never before released in the United States, TWILIGHT is presented in a brand new 4K restoration by the National Film Institute – Hungarian Film Archive and FilmLab, supervised by Gurbán.

Part of our …before the case cracks you film series.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.

“[Exhibits] a style so minimalist, it approaches maximalism — and this combination of pulp and precision creates an arresting and unique work of film noir.” Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

“The mood it builds is soul-shaking.” Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“It is an assured film, mature in its own right and poignant in its ruminations on madness, obsession, and futility.” Calan Panchoo, Film Threat