From László Nemes, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul, comes this sublimely evocative recreation of 1913 Budapest, a city at the crux of world history. Irisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the capital eager to become a milliner at her late parents’ legendary hat shop. But she is drawn into the mystery of what happened to her long-missing brother. Her search will lead her into a dazzling panorama of the dying gasps of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Perfectly pitched between dream and nightmare, with real lives caught in the web of history, Sunset is a worthy successor to Son of Saul.
This special screening will be presented on 35mm film.
Sunset was shot on 35mm by cinematographer Mátyás Erdély who also worked on Son of Saul. Nemes is a great advocate for 35mm so we are pleased to be able to share the film on this beautiful format with our audience.