Sunset (2018 film)

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Directed by László Nemes
Produced by
  • Gábor Sipos
  • Gábor Rajna
  • Barnabás Hutlassa
Written by
Starring Juli Jakab
Vlad Ivanov
Marcin Czarnik
Evelin Dobos
Judit Bárdos
Music by László Melis
Cinematography Mátyás Erdély
  • Hungarian National Film Fund
  • Laokoon Film Arts
  • Laokoon Filmgroup
Distributed by Mozinet
Release date
  • 2 September 2018 (2018-09-02) (Venice)
Running time
144 minutes[1]
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian
Budget €8.9 million[2]

Sunset (Hungarian: Napszállta) is 2018 Hungarian film directed by László Nemes and co-written by Nemes, Clara Royer and Matthieu Taponier. It is set in Budapest before the World War I, starring newcomer Juli Jakab and Vlad Ivanov. It premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and was also screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.[3][4] It was selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.[5]




The film received €5 million from the Hungarian National Film Fund and the project is produced by Gabor Sipos and Gabor Rajna through Laokoon Filmgroup. Sunset is being sold and co-produced by French outfit Films Distribution.[6] The film is expected to get support also from Eurimages.[7]


Juli Jakab, the young protagonist of the film, was chosen among more than 1,000 Hungarian actresses.[2]


Shooting took place between 12 June and 2 September 2017 in Hungary.[2][8]


The film premiered in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival on 2 September 2018.[9] The film is scheduled to be released in Hungary on 27 September 2018.[10]


At the Venice Film Festival the film won the FIPRESCI Award.[11]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2018 75th Venice International Film Festival FIPRESCI Sunset Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sunset". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Elsa Keslassy. "‘Son of Saul’ Director László Nemes to Start Shooting ‘Sunset’". Variety. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Venice to Kick Off Awards Season With New Films From Coen Brothers, Luca Guadagnino and Alfonso Cuaron". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Sunset". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ Barraclough, Leo (11 September 2018). "Oscar Winner László Nemes' 'Sunset' to Represent Hungary at Academy Awards". Variety. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Hungarian Film Fund rolls big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset' | News". Screen. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Eurimages backs Pawel Pawlikowski, Laszlo Nemes in €5.7m funding round | News". Screen. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Befejeződött Nemes Jeles László új filmjének forgatása". Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Biennale Cinema 2018 | Program Cinema 2018 (Pass holders)". La Biennale di Venezia. 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  10. ^ Sándor, Czinkóczi. "Nemes Jeles László filmje kapta a kritikusok díját Velencében - 444". 444 (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  11. ^ "Biennale Cinema 2018 | Collateral Awards of the 75th Venice Film Festival". La Biennale di Venezia. 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-09-08.

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