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Son of Saul’s László Nemes: ‘Our civilisation is preparing for its own destruction’

The director of the Auschwitz-set Oscar-winner senses dark times ahead – and believes blockbusters are partly responsible. Is that why his second film, Sunset, is so baffling?The day before we met, László Nemes went to see a superhero movie. He didn’t last long. “I found it unwatchable and false, boring and self-referential, a world of […]

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Laszlo Nemes on Venice Title ‘Sunset’ as a Period, Political and Personal Piece

After walking a laurel-strewn path with 2015’s Oscar-winning “Son of Saul,” Hungarian auteur Laszlo Nemes didn’t get lured in by Hollywood. Instead, he chose to dive into his own cultural heritage and explore the flaws of European civilization through the tale of a mysterious woman lost in Budapest on the eve of World War I.“Sunset” […]

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Asif Kapadia’s ‘Maradona’ amongst Cineart acquisitions (exclusive)

The latest acquisitions were confirmed at the Cannes Marché du Film.Benelux’s leading arthouse buyers have confirmed their latest acquisitions at the Cannes Marché du Film.Cineart has added Life Itself (sold by FilmNation) and The Children’s Act, both sold by FilmNation, Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary (Altitude), Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset (Playtime) and Ari Folman’s animated Anne Frank […]

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