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László Nemes, Son of Saul, 2015

Son of Saul - Preview Screening

5 Apr 2016

★★★★★ "Outstanding... a drama with a fierce kind of courage." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Cinema at its most powerful, artful and stimulating." Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ impressive debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama.

Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity’s darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

Son of Saul, dir. László Nemes, Hungary 2015, 107 mins

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