First Trailer for László Nemes' New Film 'Sunset' Premiering in Venice
by Alex Billington
August 8, 2018
"Why are you so sad?" Screen International has unveiled the first official trailer for László Nemes' new film Sunset and my goodness does it looks incredible. This is the next film from the highly acclaimed Hungarian director of the film Son of Saul, and it's set to premiere at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals this fall. Sunset tells the story of a young girl who grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I. Juli Jakab stars as Írisz Leiter, and the cast includes Vlad Ivanov, Susanne Wuest, Björn Freiberg, Levente Molnár, Mónika Balsai, Urs Rechn, Judit Bárdos, and Evelin Dobos. I don't know much about this film yet, but I think it looks extraordinary already, especially because I believe Nemes is a genius (for making Son of Saul). I'll be seeing this in Venice and will have a review up soon after.
Here's the first official trailer for László Nemes' Sunset, direct from Screen's YouTube:
Set in Budapest in 1913, the film focuses on Irisz Leiter, a young woman who arrives in the Hungarian capital hoping to work at a legendary hat store previously owned by her late parents. When she is turned away, she sets on a search for a man who can reveal the truth about a lost past. Sunset is directed by acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, making his second feature film after Son of Saul, which won the BAFTA Award. The screenplay is written by László Nemes, co-written by Clara Royer and Matthieu Taponier. The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival first, before playing at other film festivals this fall. The film will hit theaters in Hungary this September, but no other release dates are set. Stay tuned.
Son of Saul was tough to watch but brilliantly directed and acted. Thought provoking to say the least. This looks on point. Can't wait for your review @dawisebuddha:disqus!
THE_RAW_ on Aug 8, 2018
Thanks!! One of my most anticipated.
Alex Billington on Aug 9, 2018
Looks like another great one! The costuming also looks strong.
DAVIDPD on Aug 8, 2018
It does look good and I'm quite interested after the The Son of Saul. But it also looks like the same approach, with the main character again being in the focus all the time. I mean the leading actress is very expressive, but I'm not sure, why to keep that approach? Or, are we watching something new? Regardless, I still want to see it ...
shiboleth on Aug 8, 2018
I think that's just Nemes' style, and he's very, very good at it. Plus, it should be a completely different feeling focusing on the life of a young woman and all she experiences, which will have all kinds of other emotions and intense moments on the other side of the realm (opposite from Son of Saul).
Alex Billington on Aug 9, 2018
Of course, I'm not saying it has to be bad, not at all. Quite the opposite. And yes, everything is different here. If he maintains the same approach, I believe it will be still good enough, still better than most of the films today. So, I'm waiting and anticipating something interesting and good ...
shiboleth on Aug 9, 2018
Looks amazing. Nice review. Have not seen Son of Saul and it appears im lesser for it...
italianoscalliano on Aug 10, 2018
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