László Nemes’ first feature approaches the holocaust from a personal perspective, collecting international accolades along the way
Having already won the Grand Prix at Cannes, a Golden Globe and up for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars,
Son of Saul attempts to make sense of the senseless by focusing on a single viewpoint, showing Auschwitz through the eyes of Saul, a Sonderkommando member – inmates charged with keeping the death camp operating before being exterminated in turn. After seeing what he believes is his son among the gas chamber victims, he becomes obsessed with saving the body and giving it a proper burial.
[Feb 29 update: Son of Saul won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film]
15 Starts Mar 17, Gartenbau