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Napszállta

László Nemes Hungary, 2018

Andrew Lang's rating of the film Sunset

Laszlo Nemes' cinematic instincts are strong, his narrative ones less so. Beautifully shot and sound designed though it is, the incoherence of the story is such that I found it impossible to care what happened to the protagonist. It's an incredibly bold and ambitious project from one of the most exciting filmmakers in the world, but the techniques that made Son of Saul a masterpiece prove to be its downfall.