Son of Saul (Saul Fia)

, 2015

“This is a film that easily stands with the giants that have tackled the subject matter, crafting a new and vital facet of an impossibly complex story.” – TwitchFilm

It’s 1944 in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. When prisoner Saul discovers the body of a boy he believes to be his young son, he is determined to find a rabbi to perform a proper burial. It’s a secret mission that may collide with an uprising that is being planned.

This astonishing debut from director László Nemes swept the Cannes Film Festival, winning four awards including the Grand Prix. Generating significant Oscar buzz not just for Best Foreign Language Film, but for Best Picture and Best Director as well, Son of Saul is the work of a true visionary, featuring stylistic innovations that make this a depiction of the Holocaust that is unlike any other.

“By any standards, this would be an outstanding film, but for a debut it is remarkable.” The Guardian

97 min / German, Yiddish, Hungarian (English subtitles)

Director — László Nemes

Category — Triumph of the spirit