György Fehér: Twilight restored in 4K, watch the trailer

The restoration of this charming, unmissable 1990 refrigerator, which debuted at the Berlinale, will begin on April 21 in New York.

György Fehér is best known as the producer of Béla Tarr’s classic “Sátántango” and as a collaborator on Tarr’s “Werckmeister Harmonies”. But the Hungarian film colleague made two feature films of his own, most notably the 1990s film “Twilight”, which is about a detective who comes out of retirement to help find the killer of a little girl. The all-but-lost film has mostly been relegated to the realm of torrenting, but now there’s a chance to see it polished up on the big screen, thanks to a new restoration by Arbelos.

The brand new 4K restoration of the National Film Institute – Hungarian Film Archive and FilmLab, supervised by Gurban, will arrive at Lincoln Center Film on April 21.

After discovering the murdered body of a young girl deep in a mountain forest, a hardened homicide detective sets out on increasingly obsessive goals to catch the serial killer – known only as “The Giant” – responsible for the crime. The much-admired but long-unavailable masterpiece of the influential Hungarian author and permanent collaborator of Béla Tarr, György Fehér, Alkonyat (Twilight) is both an existential murder mystery and an expansive meditation on time and space.

The restoration premiered at the 2023 Berlinale and was its first festival appearance since winning the Locarno Film Festival’s Bronze Leopard Award in 1990. The film was shot in eerie, staggered black-and-white—not surprising for a filmmaker so deeply influenced by Tarr.

“I want to show the extent to which the search for truth is ridiculously at odds with the eternity of nature. In the meantime, this search is what fascinated me so much,” said György Fehér in 1991.

Fehér’s other directorial work was “Passion”, which played in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Arbelos previously restored Tarr’s own “Sátantango” (1994) and “Kárhoza” (1988), as well as Jankovics Marcell’s “The Son of a White Mare” (1981) and “János Vitez” (1973), Nina Menkes’ “Damnation”. Queen of Diamonds’ (1991) and ‘The Juniper Tree’ (1991) starring Björk.

Catch “Twilight” at Film at Lincoln Center on April 21st in an exclusive New York City engagement and watch the trailer below.


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