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In the occupied Soviet Union during World War II, István Semetka (Ferenc Szabó) is a simple Hungarian farmer who serves as a corporal in a special unit scouting for partisan resistance groups. On their way to a remote village, his company falls under enemy fire and the commanding officer is killed. Forced to lead the remaining survivors, Semetka has to overcome his fears in the face of horrors beyond his control.
The debut feature from acclaimed Hungarian writer/director Dénes Nagy, NATURAL LIGHT had its world premiere at the Vilnius International Film Festival before going on to win the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale.
“An impressive, confident debut that offers new ways to consider the casualty of war.” –Awards Daily
DIRECTED BY DÉNES NAGY
HUNGARY | 2021 | HUNGARIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES