Drama– 2018 – Hungary/France – 142 Minutes – Sony Pictures Classics – In Hungarian & German with English Subtitles – Unrated
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. 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 streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
Directed by László Nemes
Starring Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Juli Jakab
Undeniably, Sunset is an impressive piece of filmmaking and from a technical point of view it stirs memories of the boldly shot Hungarian cinema revival of the Sixties. – Hollywood Reporter
Sunset exposes that horror while also finding great beauty in it – it might not be infinitely pretty, but it’s worth remembering and preserving nevertheless…There’s sadness and beauty in every frame. – IndieWire
Sunset is an audacious step for a director who prefers immersion to exposition. It’s not easy, but it’ll get under your skin. – The Wrap
Like its beguiling lead actress Juli Jakab, “Sunset” is enigmatic, beautiful and full of grace. – AwardsCircuit.com