György Feher’s Twilight restored in 4K, watch the trailer

The restoration of this atmospheric must-see cooler from 1990, which premiered at the Berlinale, opens on April 21 in New York City.

György Fehér is perhaps best known as the producer of Béla Tarr’s classic Sátántangó and as a collaborator on Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies. But the Hungarian filmmaker has made two feature films of his own, most notably 1990s ‘Twilight’ about a detective who comes out of retirement to help track down a little girl’s killer. The almost-lost film was mostly relegated to the realm of torrenting, but now you have the chance to see it polished on the big screen thanks to a new restoration by Arbelos.

A brand new 4K restoration from the National Film Institute – Hungarian Film Archive and FilmLab, overseen by Gurban, will be released at the Film at Lincoln Center on April 21st. IndieWire has the exclusive trailer for the film below.

After discovering the murdered body of a young girl deep in a mountain forest, a hardened homicide detective drives himself to increasingly obsessed goals in order to apprehend the serial killer – known only as “the giant” – responsible for the crime. Twilight (Szürkulet) is a much-admired but long-unavailable masterpiece by influential Hungarian author-author and regular Béla Tarr collaborator György Fehér. It is simultaneously an existential crime thriller and an extended meditation on time and space.

The restoration premiered at the 2023 Berlinale, making it her first festival appearance since winning the Bronze Leopard Award at the 1990 Locarno Film Festival. The film is shot in haunting, cascading black and white – unsurprising for a filmmaker so heavily influenced by Tarr.

“I want to show how the quest for justice is in ridiculous contrast to the eternity of nature. It is precisely this search that fascinates me so much now,” said György Fehér in 1991.

Fehér’s other feature film was Passion, which screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.

Arbelos has also previously done restorations of Tarr’s own Satantango (1994) and Damnation (1988), as well as Marcell Jankovics’ Son of the White Mare (1981) and Janos Vitez (1973), Nina Menkes’ Queen of Diamonds” (1991) and “The Juniper Tree” (1991) starring Bjork.

Keep an eye out for “Twilight” at the film at Lincoln Center on April 21 in an exclusive New York engagement and watch the trailer below.

Registration: Stay up to date on the latest movie and TV news! Sign up for our email newsletter here. György Feher’s Twilight restored in 4K, watch the trailer

Related Articles

Back to top button