"★★★★ – intrigue and terror as the shadow of war falls on Budapest" – Guardian.
"★★★★ – a scathing look at empires, evil and Old-World Europe – Rolling Stone
"★★★★ – a haunting elegy for pre-war Budapest" – IndieWire
1913, Budapest. Chaos lurks just beneath the surface of this once-prosperous city now on the brink of war.
Orphaned as a toddler, young Irisz Leiter arrives in the capital hoping to work as a milliner at the store that belonged to her parents, but is callously turned away by the new owner.
Hearing rumours that her long-lost brother may still be alive, Irisz is determined to find out the truth.
From the director of the Oscar-winning Son of Saul, this is a costume drama cut from a different cloth – mysterious, beguiling and completely absorbing.
One of June's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.
Dir: László Nemes
Cast: Evelin Dobos Susanne Wuest
Hungary/France , 142mins