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From the maker of Son of Saul. On the eve of World War I, the young Írisz Leiter journeys from Vienna to Budapest. There she discovers that she still has a brother. The search for him is not without danger.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


1913, Europe is on the precipice of World War I: Twenty-year old Írisz Leiter, who grew up in an orphanage, travels from Vienna to Budapest, the then two major cities of the great Habsburg Empire. In Budapest, her birthplace, she applies for a job as a milliner at the legendary, chic hat store that belonged to her late parents. They died in an accident. Upon discovering that she still has a brother, she sets out to find him - a quest that turns out to be not without danger. But Írisz is determined, even dark secrets from the past cannot deter her.

Director László Nemes made a deep impression in 2015 with his Auschwitz drama Son of Saul, which won an Oscar as well as other awards. His new film Sunset, like his predecessor, was shot on 35mm by cinematographer Mátyás Erdély. It resulted in beautiful, atmospheric images laden with confusion, mystery and danger. FIPRESCI prize winner, Venice 2018.

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