Discover the Rediscovered: György Fehér’s lost masterpiece TWILIGHT unveils a new trailer ahead of U.S. Premiere at FLC on April 21, with a nationwide release to follow. György Fehér’s film has received a 4K restoration, and the Hungarian filmmaker, who has been a long-time collaborator of the genius that is Béla Tarr, will see his first US release after all these years.

“Twilight” (Szürkület) follows the gripping story of a tenacious homicide detective on a mission to apprehend a serial killer, referred to as “the Giant,” after stumbling upon the lifeless body of a young girl in a dense forest. The film, which was co-crafted with Béla Tarr, delves into the depths of an existential murder mystery and invites viewers to embark on a thought-provoking journey through the vast dimensions of time and space.

Despite its acclaim, “Twilight” has long been unavailable to audiences. Arbelos is thus proud to present the first-ever U.S. release of “Twilight,” featuring stunning black and gray cinematography by DP Miklós Gurbán (known for his work on “Werckmeister Harmonies”). This long-awaited release showcases a brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by Gurbán and completed by the National Film Institute – Hungarian Film Archive and FilmLab.

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Back in 1990, the film was an official selection to the Berlinale and won the Bronze Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Director György Fehér talks about his film and says, “I want to show to what extent the search for justice stands in ridiculous contrast to the eternity of nature. Meanwhile, it is precisely this search that I am so fascinated by.” Jonathan Rosenbaum of The Chicago Reader has said, “”[With] striking visual style (high-contrast black-and-white cinematography by Miklos Gurban)… The closest American equivalent… might be Rumble Fish.”

Twilight premiers at Film at Lincoln Center on April 21st, 2023, before expanding nationwide.

Watch the New 4K Trailer for Twilight Here:

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