WHO’S IN IT?
Géza Röhrig (film debut), Levente Molnár (Morgen), Urs Rechn (Run Boy Run), Sándor Zsótér (White God), Todd Charmont (Heal Me), Uwe Lauer (Children of the Green Dragon), Christian Harting (The Lost), Kamil Dobrowolski (film debut), Jerzy Walczak (In Darkness), Marcin Czarnik (Traffic Department), Attila Fritz (Stolen Pictures), Amitai Kedar (Henry’s Dream), Juli Jakab (For Some Inexplicable Reason)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
László Nemes (film debut), director, writer; Clara Royer (film debut), writer; Gábor Rajna (Westwind) and Gábor Sipos (Diamond Club), producers; László Melis (Retrace), composer; Mátyás Erdély (The Quiet Ones), cinematographer; Matthieu Taponier (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1944, within the horrific confinements of Auschwitz, Saul (Röhrig) is a Hungarian prisoner forced to assist the Nazis in burning the bodies of his fellow Jewish captives. One day, he comes across the body of who he believes to be his son, and resolves to salvage the body and find a Rabbi to help give him a proper burial…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A powerful and intense new account of one of the darkest periods in human history, Son of Saul – this year’s recipient of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film – is also a profoundly human drama that manages to tug at the heartstrings.