Hungarian film wins prize at 75th Venice film festival

László Nemes Jeles film Sunset awarded international federation of film critics (FIPRESCI) prize

A film directed by László Nemes Jeles has been awarded the prize of the international federation of film critics (FIPRESCI) at the 75th Venice film festival. 

The Hungarian Film Fund said Sunset was the first Hungarian film in 24 years invited to the prestigious festival. 

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.