A new film by Nemes Jeles László Napszállta was announced on Monday at the 75th Venice Film Festival. According to producer Gábor Sipos, the work in Budapest in the last peace era before the First World War was a blow.
As László Nemes Jeles said in a press conference before the show, after he had prepared the son of Saul, he wanted to go back in time to understand the mystery that took place in a few years at the beginning of the 20th century: “how does a sophisticated society become self-destructive from the era of development and belief in technology to industrial killings. ”
The world premiere of the film was celebrated by the audience as Ágnes Havas, director of the Hungarian National Film Fund, told MTI, the audience listened to the director Nemes Jeles László and the other staff members.
Gábor Sipos, the filmmaker in Venice, told MTI that the show was euphoric after the show. The producer recalled that many awards, including Oscars, were won by Saul’s son, after a huge interest in the new film by Nemes Jeles László. “Our producers have set the goal of trying to untie the director from expectations, and have encouraged the past two and a half years to work the most concentrating,” he emphasized.
The film’s first film before the First World War was already in the making of Saul’s son. “There are few European films on this subject when I read the screenplay with my producer, Gábor Rajna, we felt like the son of Saul: an old story, a section of history and how current it is,” Gábor Sipos said.
According to Ágnes Havas, “the film was always accompanied by tense attention”. As it is said, it was a very nice time that 24 years after Eldedi Ildikó’s Magic Fighter, once again a Hungarian film can be conquered by this festival, which has a strong competition program as it features film directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Coen Brothers, Jacques Audiard or Olivier Assayas.
After Venice, the Toronto Film Festival and the London Film Festival are launching the Sunshine, its distribution rights have already been acquired by 70 countries, and are sold by Sony Pictures Classics in America and Australia.
“The work on 35mm film is a complex artistic work that brings the name of Nemes Jeles László to the highest level with the greatest ones, and Napszállta is a very special piece of art in Hungarian culture history, film history and now the world’s film history. , which reaches the Hungarian audience in the end of September, said Ágnes Havas.
The first international film reviews on Sunshine were also well-received.
The Guardian of The Guardian, who gave four of the five stars to the “captivating” film, wrote that “the film on Budapest’s eve of the First World War is extremely mysterious and even bizarre in many respects, and noble with the long-set Saul’s son, leading protagonist Juli Jakab, with close-ups in the face of Juli Jakab, and filming a blurry focus that only occasionally lets her break the reality around her. ” The author compared the film to Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and T. S. Eliot’s Bitter Land. “Iris and Nemes’s camera is moving along the city and the drama as if it were all a dream,” he wrote, adding that the beautiful locations and “the festivals’ well-being exude the dark, the fetishist and the crazy: tyranny and war premonition “.
IndieWire presents the Sunshine, a masterful new film by the Hungarians, in which Jakab Juli offers an impressive shaping. He admits the director as a great talent, who has now proved his second film and has set the same high standard. The writer believes Nemes’ work is his mentor, Tarr’s art, but at the same time he speaks with a “completely unique, self-made voice that will be louder and more exquisite over time.”
The camera often approached Juli Jakab’s face, as did Géza Róhrig’s face in the Saul’s son. But the closer they are to the film, the more they benefit: James, like the stars of the silent age star, has an obscene look – writes the IndieWire article, adding: “the more we get Mátyás Erdély’s camera into the Irish world, the more we want to stay there, despite the threat.”
ScreenDaily’s criticism draws attention to the fact that László Nemes Jeles’s film is not easily digestible, as if David Lynch Mulholland Drive meets Joseph Roth’s Radetzky star in a Kafka hell. “The generations of schools have taught the lesson about the causes of the outbreak of the First World War, but noble is telling in this dreamy historical film that the whole thing was not that simple,” the author points out.