"Sunset" starring Vlad Ivanov to have its world premiere in Venice


"Sunset" (Napszállta), the eagerly anticipated new film by László Nemes starring Vlad Ivanov will have its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival.

The Hungarian filmmaker is returning to festival season over two years after winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with “Son of Saul.” “Sunset” marks only the second directorial feature of Nemes’ career.

The drama tells the story of a young woman named Írisz Leiter, played by Juli Jakab (Son of Saul), who travels to Budapest in 1913 to work at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. When she is turned away by the new owner, Írisz sets out on a mission to uncover her lost past, all while pre-WWI Hungary prepares for the chaos of war. Vlad will be playing the role of Oszkár Brill.

After Venice, it will go on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, before being released internationally later this year.

A teaser trailer has been released in advance of its festival premiere: