90 min


Journey Home: a story from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956


Directing: Reka Pigniczky


Journey Home is a documentary film about two sisters who try to find out what their father did as a freedom fighter during the Hungarian revolution of 1956. The story unfolds as the two women take their father's ashes from the U.S. to Hungary, to fulfill his dying request to be buried in his native land, where he never returned after fleeing in 1956. The journey veers off course when the sisters realize that their father's role in Hungary's uprising was never really questioned nor documented.
Taking place in Budapest a half-century after the fateful events that took nearly 3,000 lives and forced more than 200,000 Hungarians to emigrate, Journey Home documents László Pigniczky's daughters as they take a personal, sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous trek into the history of 1956.
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