From Oscar winning director István Szabó, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris and Rachel Weisz, Sunshine is a story through three generations of a Jewish family living in Hungary, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power.
“It's an absorbing, weighty picture, which worries at still important ideas about duty and inheritance, and at how we may define ourselves against the tide of history.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out.
“There's no denying the rare ambition of a film with intelligence and empathy to burn: You go in expecting a history lesson and emerge impressed by the shifting hues of humanity.” Matt Wolf, Associated Press.
“This is a movie of substance and thrilling historical sweep, and its three hours allow Szabo to show the family's destiny forming and shifting under pressure.” Robert Ebert, Chicago Sun-times.
“Much like her character holds together her family, Harris's warm and robust performance holds together Sunshine.” themoviereport.com
“... a visionary odyssey with a grace and awe and visual scope that calls to mind Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey for a new millennium”… Chicago Post
Nominated for a Golden Globe…
European Film Awards, 1999.
Won for best actor (Ralph Fiennes) best screenwriter and best cinematographer.
Satellite Awards, 2011.
Won for best supporting actress - motion pictures. Jennifer Ehle and Rosemary Harris
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