Napszállta / Sunset
Sunset (Napszallta) is the story of a young girl who grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.
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. When she is sent away by the store’s new owner, she is abruptly approached by a man who is looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. The young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past, on a quest that brings her through Budapest and into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
Sunset premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2018, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.
Original Title: Napszállta
Director: László Nemes
Screenplay: László Nemes
Cast: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Juli Jakab
Country: Mađarska, Francuska