Won the Silver Bear for Sound Design and was nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.
Banished by her husband and her village after an incident in her past is revealed, Katalin Varga is left with no other choice than to set out on a quest to find the real father of her son, Orbán. Taking Orbán with her under another pretence, Katalin travels through the Carpathians, determined to revisit the sinister chapter and exact revenge. This quest for redemption leads her to a place she prayed she would never set foot in again.
The story that accompanies the making of 'Katalin Varga' is almost as remarkable as the film itself, with first time director Strickland achieving his ambition to make a feature film after receiving an inheritance from the death of a relative. Making superb use of its Transylvania locations, this is a captivating and audacious work that confirms Strickland as one of the UK's most exciting filmmakers.
★★★★ "Peter Strickland's debut is a strikingly original thriller" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian