Director: László Nemes
Cast: Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Susanne Wuest, Evelin Dobos
142 minutes, Hungary, 2018, 15A
From the Oscar – winning director of Son of Saul.
1913, Budapest, the enigmatic Írisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the Hungarian capital to seek employment at her deceased parents’ department store. Treated with suspicion she is rebuffed by new owner Oszkár Brill (Vlad Ivanov). But Írisz return precipitates the unearthing of family secrets and a violent, rogue brother, who is wanted for the murder of a Hungarian count.
More expansive and less claustrophobic than his Oscar winning film Son of Saul, Nemes once again keeps his camera close to the subjective experience of his protagonist. As if hypnotised by her circumstance, Írisz navigates her way through a world thick with deceit and threat, compelled to discover the truth at all costs. Nemes has once again created unnerving and compelling cinema.
Venice Film Festival 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
London Film Festival 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Winner- FIPRESCI Prize, Venice Film Festival, 2018
★★ ★ ★★ “A thing to be admired and puzzled over, featuring fantastic feats of millinery”
– Tara Brady, The Irish Times
★★ ★ ★ “Full of dark portents of the continental carnage to come, Sunset is Kafkaesque, melodramatic, enthralling”. – Paul Whitington, Irish Independent.
★★ ★ ★ “An entirely absorbing film.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.