SAM BLAIR is a graduate of the National Film and Television School. His debut feature, Personal Best, was supported by the BFI and played in cinemas nationwide. In 2014 he directed Maradona ’86 for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Since completing work on Keep Quiet, Blair has been directing an episode of the Netflix original series, Captive.
Attending this event
ALEX HOLDER has produced many documentary films with a focus on the Holocaust over the past five years. Keep Quiet, his first feature documentary had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. A Q&A with Alex Holder and Keep Quiet’s co-director Sam Blair will follow the London screening of the film.
DANIEL GORDON has over 15 years’ experience of producing and directing feature documentaries, from his pioneering work exploring life in North Korea, to the recent Emmy-nominated Hillsborough which revealed the full story of that fateful day and the 27 year fight for justice that followed.
Films screening at this event
- Sam Blair
- Hungary, UK
- 97 min
“The film raises more troubling questions than it answers, but it’s fascinating throughout …” – The Hollywood Reporter
Keep Quiet is the remarkable story of Hungarian politician Csanád Szegedi, who – as a vocal antisemite and Holocaust denier – came up through the ranks to become vice-President of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right party. When he discovers that he is in fact Jewish and that his beloved grandmother survived Auschwitz, he goes on an astonishing journey that takes him from the dark depths of hatred to repentance, self-acceptance and reconciliation. But is his transformation truly sincere or merely an act of a man looking for a new self?
Nominated for Best International Film, DocAviv Film Festival
Nominated Best Documentary Jury Award, Tribeca Film Festival