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Napszállta (Sunset)

Venezia 75 Competition

Director:
László Nemes
Production:
Laokoon Filmgroup (Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna), Playtime (François Yon, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Valéry Guibal)
Running Time:
142’
Language:
ungherese, tedesco
Country:
Hungary, France
Main Cast:
Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov
Screenplay:
László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier
Cinematographer:
Mátyás Erdély
Editor:
Matthieu Taponier
Production Designer:
László Rajk
Costume Designer:
Györgyi Szakács
Music:
László Melis
Sound:
Tamás Zányi

Synopsis

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 civilisation on the eve of its downfall.

Director’s Statement

This film is about a civilisation at its crossroads. In the heart of Europe, at the height of progress and technology, without being written in history, the personal story of a young woman becomes the reflection of the birth of the 20th century. The film follows from close range its main character, Irisz, allowing a very intimate approach to the drama. From the outset, I imagined this movie as a way to plunge the viewer into a personal labyrinth of obstruction along her quest to find her brother and ultimately the meaning of the world she wants to discover.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: LAOKOON FILMGROUP
Balzac street 37. I./2.
1136 – Budapest, Hungary
Tel. +36309400025
sipos@laokoonfilm.com

PRODUCTION 2: PLAYTIME
5, rue Nicolas Flamel
75004 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 153103399
info@playtime.group

WORLD SALES: François Yon - PLAYTIME
5, rue Nicolas Flamel
75004 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 153103399
info@playtime.group

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Stefano Jacono -MOVIES INSPIRED
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 5
10124 – Torino, Italy
Tel. +39 3492461767
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

PRESS OFFICE: Viviana Andriani, Aurélie Dard - RENDEZ-VOUS
2, rue Turgot
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 6 80 16 81 39 (Viviana)
Tel. +33 6 77 04 52 20 (Aurélie)
viviana@rv-press.com
www.rv-press.com

ITALIAN/US PRESS OFFICE: Alessandro Russo
Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 47
00193 – Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 0688655352
Cell. +39 349 3127219
alerusso@alerusso.it


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