1913, Budapest, the heart of Europe. Irisz Leiter, 20, arrives in the Hungarian capital after spending her younger years in an orphanage. Hoping to work as a milliner in the legendary hat store which belonged to her late parents, she is first driven away by Oszkar, the new owner. When a man abruptly comes to her looking for Kalman Leiter, she is suddenly confronted with her past. As she searches for answers about her family and stumbles upon dark secrets, she is drawn into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.


Hungary  (2018)

Hungarian, English / Sub: (English)

142 min  | Feature (PG 13) | Drama

Global Beat


Executive Producer – Judit Stalter

Producers – Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos

Screenplay –  László NemesClara Royer (co-writer)

Cinematography    Mátyás Erdély

Editing –  Matthieu Taponier

Music – László Melis

Sound – Gábor Balázs

Cast – Susanne WuestUrs RechnVlad Ivanov

László Nemes

László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. In September 2007 his first short was presented at the Venice International Film Festival in competition and in Dec. 2008 it was nominated at the European Film Awards as ‘Best Short Film’. Nemes shot his second short “The Counterpart” (2008) in Romania and after that “The Gentleman Takes His Leave” (2010) in Hungary. The 3 short films have won more than 30 awards at more than 100 international film festivals. Nemes’ first feature film project “S.K.” was selected for the Résidence program which is overseen by the Cannes Cinéfondation. The resulting feature film “El hijo de Saúl” (2015), with Géza Röhrig in the lead role, was surprisingly invited into the main competition and won the ‘Grand Prix’ at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival in 2015.


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