Oscar Winner László Nemes’ ‘Sunset’ to Represent Hungary at Academy Awards (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Oscar Winner László Nemes’ ‘Sunset’ to Represent Hungary at Academy Awards (Exclusive)
Hungary has selected László Nemes’ “Sunset,” which competed at the Venice Film Festival and was picked up for the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics, as its entry in the race for the foreign-language film Academy Award. Nemes won the Oscar for Holocaust drama “Son of Saul” in 2016.

Russia has also chosen its candidate, “Sobibor,” based on the true story of a successful revolt at a Nazi concentration camp in Poland, the Tass news agency reported. The film is directed by Konstantin Khabensky.

Sunset,” which was awarded the Fipresci Jury Prize at Venice for best film, is set in Budapest on the brink of World War I, and shows a refined world careening toward chaos. It stars Juli Jakab (“Son of Saul”) as Irisz Leiter, a young woman orphaned at an early age, who arrives in Budapest from Trieste looking for work at the elegant hat store that used to belong to her parents.
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