László Nemes's Sunset will make its New York premiere as the Opening Night film of Film Comment Selects 2019 on February 6 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Nemes will also participate in Film Comment Free Talk on February 9. See details: filmlinc.org/FCS2019
Academy Award–winner László Nemes (Son of Saul) returns with an audacious, spellbindingly shot new film. “In Sunset, Nemes’s filmmaking is as absorbing as it was in Son of Saul. Budapest at the beginning of the 20th century—where an orphaned young woman, Irisz, searches for her mysterious brother while working at an upscale hat emporium—presents its own kind of nightmare, made ominous and fantastical through Nemes’s claustrophobic framing, chiaroscuro look, and fluid camera movement.”—Tina Poglajen (Venice interview). A Sony Pictures Classics release.
Film Comment’s festival of movies returns in its 19th edition with a selection of titles curated by the magazine’s editors, offering strikingly bold visions, mixing New York premieres of new films and long-unseen older titles that deserve the big-screen treatment. As evidenced by such past selections as Antonio Méndez Esparza’s Life and Nothing More, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time, Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day, Olivier Assayas’s demonlover, Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, and Terence Davies’s Sunset Song, these are films that play by their own rules, works of considered artistry that reflect the philosophy of a magazine that has been essential for film lovers for more than 50 years.
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