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
Geza Rohrig, Leverte Molnar, Urs Rechn
|Title||Son of Saul (Members’ Choice)|
|Directed by||Laszlo Nemes|
|Running Time||107 mins|