Katalin Varga

Katalin Varga

Banished by her husband and her village, Katalin Varga is left with no other choice than to set out on a quest to find her son's real father, Orbán. Taking Orbán with her under false pretense, Katalin travels through the Carpathians where she decides to reopen a sinister chapter from her past and take revenge. The hunt leads her to a place, she prayed eleven years before, that she would never set foot in again.

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Direction: Peter Strickland
Script: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Márk Gyõri
Editing: Mátyáf Fekete
Sound: György Kovácf, Zoltán Karaszek
Music: Steven Stapleton, Geoff Cox
Actors: Hilda Péter, Tibor Pálffy, Norbert Tankó, Melinda Kantor, Sebastian Marina, Roberto Giacomello, László Matray
Production: Libra Film
Producers: Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Peter Strickland
Format: 35mm
Color: Color
Production Country: Romania, United Kingdom
Production Year: 2009
Duration: 84΄
Contact: Memento Films International
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution – Berlin IFF 2009, Best Actress – Antalya IFF 2009, New Talent Grand Prix – CPH PIX 2009, European Discovery – European Film Awards 2009, Best Actress – Gopo Awards 2010

Peter Strickland

British director Peter Strickland was born in 1973 and began directing short films in the early 1990s. After a long hiatus from filmmaking during which he created culinary soundscapes with The Sonic Catering Band, he returned to film in the early 2000s and made his first feature, Katalin Varga, in 2009. Alongside further short and feature films, he has also written radio plays and has made a concert film for Björk, which he co-directed with Nick Fenton.


2004 A Metaphysical Education (short)
2005 Berberian Sound Studio (short)
2009 Katalin Varga
2012 Berberian Sound Studio
2014 The Duke of Burgundy
2017 Cobblers’ Lot (short)
2018 In Fabric
2019 GUO4 (short)
2020 Cold Meridian (short)
2022 Blank Narcissus (Passion of the Swamp) (short)
2022 Flux Gourmet