Sunset by Laszlo Nemes
Sunset by Laszlo Nemes

The US trailer debuted for Academy Award winner Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset, Hungary’s entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.  The film starring Julie Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, and Marcin Czarnik won the FIPRESCI prize when it screened at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film in 2019.

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the store to host important wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz looking for Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark, dusty streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

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