Sunset is the Hungarian hopeful for the Oscars
by Fabien Lemercier
- László Nemes’ sophomore feature, which was first revealed at Venice, will represent Hungary in the race for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film
Unveiled in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival, scooping the FIPRESCI Prize into the bargain, before enjoying its North American premiere last weekend at the Toronto Film Festival, Sunset [+see also:
interview: László Nemes
film profile] by László Nemes has been chosen to represent Hungary in the race for the upcoming Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film (which will be handed out on 24 February 2019 after the unveiling of the nominees on 22 January).
As a reminder, Sunset (which will be distributed in Hungary by Mozinet from 27 September) is the second feature by the director, after Son of Saul [+see also:
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile], which took home the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film in 2016, among countless other accolades, including the Grand Prize at Cannes.
Sunset was produced by Laokoon Filmgroup and French outfit Playtime (which is in charge of its international sales and has already notched up some very impressive figures, including an acquisition by Sony Pictures Classics for North America and Australia), and boasted support from the Hungarian National Film Fund.
(Translated from French)
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