He won a prize at Sunrise Cannes
Established in 2015, the award was awarded to six hundred French students for the best of five works selected by a jury selected by the channel and presented in France.
Nemes Jeles thanked the award in a voice message. He said he was particularly pleased with the recognition of the young generation, because the Sunshine expects the viewer to look a little different from what they usually do in movies, and accepts that following Iris, they will enter a "personal maze." He added that he thought it was important for a film not only to create waves, but to remain in the viewer's mind for a long time.
The award was received at the festival by Clara Royer, co-author of the film's script. He said that for him personally, this award is very important after working as a university professor on weekdays, and that is why he feels the recognition of the students has brought him into line with film and teaching.
The Sunrise script is co-written by the director with Clara Royer and Matthieu Taponier, the latter also the film's editor. The cinematographer was Mátyás Erdély, composer László Melis, sound designer Tamás Zányi, casting director Éva Zabezsinszkij, set designer László Rajk and costume designer Györgyi Szakács.
The Sunshine is sponsored by the Hungarian National Film Fund, co-produced by Laokoon Filmgroup and co-produced by Gábor Sipos and Gábor Rhine, co-produced with Playtime in France.
Its world premiere was in the competition program of the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded the Best Film Award by the FIPRESCI, the international film critics' association. Already before the world premiere, László Nemes Jeles's film was bought by distributors in almost 70 countries and has been screened in cinemas in France since March.