Romania, UK, Hungary


Banished by her husband and her village after a family scandal, Katalin Varga finds herself left with no other choice but to set out for a quest to find the biological father of her son Orbán. Taking Orbán with her under false pretence, Katalin travels through the Carpathian Mountains. The journey takes her to a place she once prayed she would never have to set foot in again in her life. She reopens a sinister chapter from her past and takes revenge.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Peter Strickland

Produced by: Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Peter Strickland

Cinematography: Márk Győri

Cast: Lászlo Mátray, Melinda Kántor, Roberto Giacomello, Hilda Péter, Sebastian Marina, Tibor Pálfy, Norbert Tankó

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2009