László Nemes



Hungary, France 2018
In Hungarian with Finnish and Swedish subtitles
144 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: László Nemes
Screenplay: László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier
Cast: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Urs Rechn
Production: Gábor Rajna & Gábor Sipos / Laokoon Filmgroup, Playtime Production, Hungarian National Film Fund
Print Source: Future Film

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán's tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.