Son of Saul
aka Saul fia
First screened in September 2015
Director: László Nemes. Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Sándor Zsótér, Todd Charmont, Marcin Czarnik, Amitai Kedar, Attila Fritz, Kamil Dobrowski, Juli Jakab, Jerzy Walczak, Urs Rechn, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting. Screenplay: László Nemes and Clara Royer.

Twitter Capsule: So formally brilliant you can't help noticing, even as you expend all emotional and moral energy. The sound! The story.

VOR:   No approach to restaging the Shoah avoids aesthetic and ideological controversy, but Saul strikes me as urgent, original, and deeply ethical, in addition to its craftsmanship.

Photo © 2015 Sony Pictures Classics/Laokoon Filmgroup/Hungarian Film Fund

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Foreign Language Feature

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; FIPRESCI Prize; Vulcain Prize (Tamás Zányi, sound designer)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best First Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film

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