2018, feature, 35mm, color, 142 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: France

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2018. 9. 27.

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.


Festivals & Sales: Playtime


Laszlo Nemes Director
Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier Screenplay
Mátyás Erdély Director of photography
Matthieu Taponier Editor
László Melis Music
Tamás Zányi Sound
László Rajk Visual design
Györgyi Szakács Costumes
Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna Producer
Laokoon Film, Playtime Production company
Francois Yon, Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Valéry Guibal Co-producer
Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, Marcin Czarnik, Levente Molnár Cast


Venice International Film Festival - 2018 FIPRESCI Award
Seville Film Festival - 2018 Best European Co-Production
Beijing International Film Festival - 2019 Laszlo Nemes - Best Director
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Tamás Zányi - Best Sound Editor
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Mátyás Erdély - Best Cinematographer
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 László Melis - Best Music Composer
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Best Make up
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Györgyi Szakács - Best Costume Design
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 László Rajk - Best Production Design


Toronto International Film Festival - 2018
London Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Busan International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Zurich Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Arras L'Autre Cinema - 2018
Segovia MUCES - 2018
Stockholm International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Luxembourg LuxFilmFest - 2019
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2019
Melbourne International Film Festival - 2019
Cinefest - Miskolc International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)

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