Son of Saul
(Saul fia)

2015, feature, 35mm, 107 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2015. 6. 11.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2015. 5.

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.

While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.


2015 - New York National Board of Review (NBR):

Best Foreign Film Award

2015 - New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC):

Best First Film Award

2015 - Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award 

2015 - Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC):

Best Foreign Language Picture Award

2015 - The Village Voice Film Critcs Poll:

Best Actor Award to Géza Röhrig

2015 - Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - Indiana Film Journalists Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - Southeastern Film Critics Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - The Guardian:

Best Film Released in the US in 2015

2016 - Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch Award to László Nemes

2016 - Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA):

Best Foreign Language Film

2016 - American Society of Cinematographers (ASC):

Spotlight Award to Mátyás Erdély

2016 - Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch Award to Géza Röhrig

2016 - Satellite Awards of the International Press Academy:

Best International Film

2016 - Independent Spirit Awards:

Best International Film

2016 - Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE):

Best Foreign Language Film Golden Reel Award to Tamás Zányi

2016 - Golden Globes (HFPA)

Best Foreign Language Motion Picture

2016 - David di Donatello Awards (Accademia del Cinema Italiano)

Best European Film

2017 - British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

Best Foreign Language Film

2017 - The Critics' Circle (UK)

Director of the Year 

2017 - Swedish Film Awards

Best Foreign Language Film

2017 - Romanian Film Awards – Premiile Gopo 

Best Foreign Film

2015 - Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival

Alex Friedman Humanitarian Award

2015 - Budapest, Aranyszem Cinematographer Festival

Cinematographer of the Year Award to Mátyás Erdély

2016 - Hungarian Film Critics’ Prizes

  • Main Prize
  • Best Director: László Nemes
  • Best Lead Actor: Géza Röhrig
  • Best Sound: Tamás Zányi
  • Best Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély

 

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Creators

Laszlo Nemes Director
Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer Screenplay
Mátyás Erdély Director of photography
Matthieu Taponier Editor
Tamás Zányi Sound
László Rajk Visual design
Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna Producer
Laokoon Film Production company
Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Sándor Zsótér, Todd Charmont, Uwe Lauer Cast

Awards

Bydgoszcz Camerimage - 2015 Bronze Frog Award
London UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015 Best Debut Feature Award
Zagreb Film Festival - 2015 Main Prize
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 2016 Virtuoso Award
American Film Academy - 2016 Best Foreign Language Film
Medias Central European Film Festival - 2016 Main Prize
Cannes International Film Festival - 2015 Grand Prix
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2015 Special Jury Prize
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2015 Critics Prize
Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers - 2015 Golden Camera 300 Main Prize
Chalons-en-Champagne War on Screen - 2015 Best Director
Stockholm International Film Festival - 2015 Best Director Award
Hungarian Film Awards - 2016 Special Award
Cannes International Film Festival - 2015 FIPRESCI Prize
Cannes International Film Festival - 2015 Francois Chalais Prize
Cannes International Film Festival - 2015 Vulcain Award for Best Sound

Festivals

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2015
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2015
Leeds International Film Festival - 2015
Antalya Golden Orange IFF - 2015
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2016
Sofia International Film Festival - 2016
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2016
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2016
Leiden International Film Festival - 2015
La Rochelle International Film Festival - 2015
Telluride Film Festival - 2015
Toronto International Film Festival - 2015
New York Film Festival - 2015
San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2015
London Film Festival - 2015 (in competition)
Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2015 (in competition)
Aspen Film Fest - 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2015
Odessa International Film Festival - 2015 (in competition)
Hamburg Filmfest - 2015
Chicago International Film Festival - 2015
Charlottesville Virginia Film Festival - 2015
Mill Valley Film Festival - 2015
Zurich Film Festival - 2017

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