Son of Saul (Members’ Choice)

January 31

WFC marks Holocaust Memorial Day with this exceptional drama. 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau: a prisoner is forced to destroy the bodies of fellow camp inmates as a daily duty. He takes a moral stand when he recognises the body of the young boy he had tried to protect – at whatever personal cost he must give the child a decent burial. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe, and four Cannes awards, more than 40 other wins. Superlative filmmaking that avoids harrowing spectacles of holocaust, evoking the horror through performance, sound and what is not seen.

‘Single-minded power and visceral immediacy…rightly acclaimed and awarded.’ (Philip Kemp, Sight and Sound)

Members’ Choice & Holocaust Memorial Day Film

Starring

Geza Rohrig, Leverte Molnar, Urs Rechn

Film Information

Title Son of Saul (Members’ Choice)
Directed by Laszlo Nemes
Country Hungary
Classification 15
Running Time 107 mins
Release Year 2015
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes