‘Sunset’ Trailer: László Nemes Returns with a Pre-WWI Budapest-Set Drama

Laszlo Nemes’ Period Drama

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the official US trailer for László Nemes’ latest film, Sunset.

The Son of Saul filmmaker returns with another Hungarian Academy Award entry, which debuted at Cannes and went on to win the FIPRESCI prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Starring Juli Jakab, the film about a woman attempting to take over her family’s store in 1913 Budapest also stars Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, and Marcin Czarnik. Sunset opens in select US theaters in early 2019.

Check out the new trailer below.

Laszlo Nemes’ Period Drama

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the store to host important wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz looking for Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother. 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, dusty streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.