A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I. From Son of Saul director László Nemes.
Sunset was shown as part of the London Film Festival's Official Competition.
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.
László Nemes will be going on a 35mm Q&A tour of SUNSET. Details below:
Mon 6 May - Curzon Soho
Sat 11 May - Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Sun 12 May - Glasgow Film Theatre
Sat 18 May - Watershed, Bristol
Sun 19 May - HOME, Manchester
Wed 22 May - Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley
Sat 25 May - Lighthouse, Dublin
Sun 26 May - Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Wed 29 May - Curzon Oxford
Fri 31 May - Curzon Soho