Sunset ★★★½

AFI Fest 2018: Movie #9

Nemes is one hell of a director, and he tells this story exceptionally well, but I just did not connect much with it. Tense sequences are tense regardless, but I never felt the emotional investment I did with a more human film like Son of Saul. I had a hard time tracking the plot early on, so the more ambiguous and high-concept final act truly threw me off. Doesn’t feel quite as long as it is due to the duration of each individual sequence, but I wouldn’t say every scene was needed. A good tracking shot is always fun, though.

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