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Sep 12, 2018

Sunset chosen as Hungary's hope for 2019 Oscars

Sunset tells the story of a young Hungarian girl who investigates the fate of her family and the Budapest family shop circa 1913

Sunset, a film directed by László Nemes Jeles, has been put forward for Hungary's Oscar nomination in the best foreign film category at the 2019 event.

According to sources, the film - a prequel to Son of Saul - has been chosen as Hungary's offical entry for the prestigious film award. On Body and Soul was Hungary's last Oscar nomination in 2017.

The film was awarded the prize of the international federation of film critics (FIPRESCI) at the 75th Venice film festival last week and is already causing a stir in the industry.

Sunset tells the story of a young Hungarian girl who investigates the fate of her family and the Budapest family shop circa 1913.

Nemes Jeles worked with most of the crew from Son of Saul on the production, for which he won the Oscar in 2016. 

The Hungarian Film Fund supported production with a 1.59 billion HUF (4.8 million EUR) grant.

Even before the film's world premiere, distributors from nearly 70 countries had already bought rights to the film. Sunset will premiere in Hungarian cinemas on September 27th.