With his debut film SON OF SAUL (SAUL FIA), Hungarian director László Nemes caused a sensation in 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival and received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. In an idiosyncratic aesthetic and with an unmistakable handwriting, he ventured to the subject of the Holocaust.
His latest film SUNSET (NAPSZÁLLTA, 2018) picks up this aesthetic - the camera always follows the main character closely while the off-screen audibly expands the image space - and throws the audience into an impenetrable fever dream of Budapest in 1913. The young Iris Leiter returns to the city to find a job as a hatter in her parents' traditional business. Her parents lost their lives under mysterious circumstances. The deeper Iris delves into her family's past, the more enigmatic it becomes. The film shows the Austro-Hungarian society on the brink shortly before the outbreak of the First World War and shifts this time completely into the perception of the main character Iris Leiter.
HUN/F 2018, 146 Min., Original version with German subtitles, FSK: 12
Director: László Nemes
Script: László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier
Camera: Mátyás Erdély
Music: László Melis
Cast: Juli Jakab, Vlad Invanov, Evelin Dobos, Marcin Czarnik, Judit Bárdos
Picture: Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
TUESDAY 13.08.2019 8 P.M. - CALIGARI FILMBÜHNE, OV with German subtitles
TUESDAY 20.08.2019 8 P.M. - CALIGARI FILMBÜHNE, German Version