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29th August, 2018

Hungary on show at Venice film fest

Hungarian director László Jeles Nemes’s new movie Napszállta (“Sunset”) will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which starts today.

The movie is one of 21 productions vying for the festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion.

Nemes’s debut feature Son of Saul won the Grand Jury prize at the Cannes festival, as well as the Golden Globe and Oscar prizes for best foreign-language movie, among numerous other awards.

Hungarian Petra Szőcs’s first feature, Déva will also have its premiere in Venice, in the Biennale College Cinema section.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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