SUNSET

László Nemes

Napszállta

Book Tickets

This film opens on Friday 31st. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 27th.

Tickets for the special 35mm preview screening at 17.30 on Sunday 26th, followed by a Q&A with director László Nemes, are on sale here

In Sunset, László Nemes explores the twilight years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before the outbreak of World War I, through the experiences of Írisz (Juli Jakab), his enigmatic protagonist. The film is an altogether more expansive period piece than Son of Saul, his extraordinary Oscar-winning debut from 2015. Írisz has come to Budapest from Trieste to visit her deceased parents’ department store; her return uncovers family secrets and a brother she never knew she had who is missing and wanted for the murder of a Hungarian count. Nemes, working again with cinematographer Mátyás Erdély, employs a close subjective camera on Írisz at all times, creating an intimate yet dreamlike tone as she navigates her way through increasingly confused circumstances.

 

142 mins, Hungary-France, 2018, Digital, Subtitled