WHO’S IN IT?
Juli Jakab (Son of Saul), Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Evelin Dobos (film debut), Marcin Czarnik (Made in Poland), Levente Molnár (Our Big Time), Julia Jakubowska (film debut), Christian Harting (Shores of Hope), Mihály Kormos (The Turin Horse), Sándor Zsótér (White God), Dorottya Moldován (film debut), Judit Bárdos (Fair Play), Susanne Wuest (Goodnight Mommy), Tom Pilath (Where Are You Going, Habibi?), Enrique Keil (film debut), Balázs Czukor (Czukor Show), Zsolt Nagy (Dear Elza!), Péter Fancsikai (Fateless), Áron Öze (All Men Are Mortal), Uwe Lauer (Children of the Green Dragon), Urs Rechn (Eight Miles High), István Pion (Son of Saul), Björn Freiberg (The Martian)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
László Nemes (Son of Saul), director, writer; Matthieu Taponier (Hier), writer, editor; Clara Royer (Son of Saul), writer; Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Black for Remembrance), Valéry Guibal (120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)), Gábor Rajna (Intimate Headshot), Gábor Sipos (Diamond Club) and François Yon (Saint Laurent), producers; László Melis (Death Rode Out of Persia), composer; Mátyás Erdély (Delta), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1913 Budapest, young Irisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in the Hungarian capital with the hopes of working as a milliner in a legendary hat store, which was owned by her late parents, but is turned away by the store’s new owner Oszkár Brill (Ivanov). Refusing to leave the city, Irisz soon begins to investigate a mysterious man by the name of Kálmán Leiter, on a quest which leads her down Budapest’s dark streets and towards a lost past…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
László Nemes, the filmmaker behind the Oscar-winning Son of Saul, follows up his bleak wartime drama with a drama that’s slightly less heavy but still rather intimate and gorgeous.