A film by László Nemes

2018 Hungary, France - Drama


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.

  • cast

    • Juli Jakab (Irisz Leiter)
    • Vlad Ivanov (Oszkár Brill)
    • Evelin Dobos (Zelma)
    • Marcin Czarnik (Sándor)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Gábor Sipos
    • Gábor Rajna (Laokoon Filmgroup)
    • Co-producers
    • François Yon
    • Nicolas Brigaud-Robert
    • Valéry Guibal (Playtime Production)
    • Screenwriters
    • László Nemes
    • Clara Royer
    • Matthieu Taponier
    • DoP
    • Mátyás Erdély
    • Set Designer
    • László Rajk
    • Sound
    • Tamás Zányi
    • Music
    • László Melis
    • Hungarian Distrib.
    • Mozinet
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 142'
    • Ratio
    • 1.85
    • Format
    • 35mm
    • Language
    • Hungarian, German

awards & nominations

  • 2018 Venice IFF - Official Competition
  • 2018 Toronto IFF - Special Presentations
  • 2018 Sevilla IFF - Eurimages Award for Best European Coproduction

screenings in festivals & markets