Sunset, dir. László Nemes, Hungary 2018, 142 min., German and Hungarian with English subtitles
Oscar-winning director László Nemes (Son of Saul) explores pre-First World War Budapest in this haunting portrait of a society on the cusp of change.
Irisz Leiter arrives in Budapest, seeking a job as a milliner at the grand store that once belonged to her late parents. The city is in a state of flux, with radical groups planning rebellion and revolution afoot. As the premonition of war looms, Irisz navigates the echelons of Austro-Hungarian society in an effort to untangle her mysterious past.