László NemesJuli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos
Hungary / France / 2018 / Hungarian, German / 142 minutes / DCP / Color
Oscar and Cannes-winning Son of Saul (2015) director László Nemes probes dark histories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire preceding the First World War in his heartrending sophomore film. Trailing a young woman caught in an intriguing atmosphere of menace, the restrictive camera focuses entirely on her viewpoint as she embarks on a voyage into her past and unearths troubling secrets in her family. As the shadow of war falls on Budapest, she becomes an eyewitness to the destruction of civilization.