About The Film
A notorious anti-Semite and fascist firebrand undergoes an astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish, in KEEP QUIET, a provocative examination of spiritual and ideological realignment.
Rising through the ranks of Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanád Szegedi has built a career of denying the Holocaust and dehumanizing Jews. His world is rocked upon learning a long-held family secret: his maternal grandparents were not only Jewish but survivors of the Holocaust. The shocking revelation prompts an improbable but seemingly genuine conversion from prejudiced provocateur to devout Jew. Over the course of three years, an empathetic Orthodox rabbi from Budapest guides Szegedi on a journey to embrace his newfound religion, while confronting painful personal and historical truths.
Is Szegedi’s story one of genuine epiphany and rectitude or an act of fraud and moral impropriety? KEEP QUIET is certain to spark sharp debate as it weaves a powerful narrative of redemption with a primer on Hungary’s recent troubled sociopolitical climate. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.