This year’s Oxfam report, Public good or private wealth?, is clear: with each year, the world is getting more and more unequal. There is a growing gap in social and technological areas. See how polarization is interpreted and shown by filmmakers.
Sunset (2018), director: László Nemes, Hungary, 144 min
Structured like a mysterious labyrinth, the film leads us through Budapest at the turn of the 20th century – a major European metropolis, pearl of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Our guide to the imperceptibly wilting city is the young Irisz, daughter of hat shop owners who had died years ago in a fire. The girl is looking for her long-lost brother and struggles to decipher her own identity. She wanders around the city, through dead ends and backstreets, discovering the interiors of elegant shops and palaces, but also anarchist hideouts and poor workers’ quarters. This is a world of technological triumph and civilizational backwardness, luxury and anxiety; a world where your hat determines your social status. Nevertheless, sophistication no longer offers protection from the wild, revolutionary energy buzzing on the outskirts of the city.
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