Son Of Saul (2015, Hungary, Dir: László Nemes, 107 mins, 15) – subtitled

Son Of Saul

Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

Saul is a sonderkommando in Auschwitz, forced to assist in the disposal of the exterminated. When he recognises a boy who he takes to be his son, he tries to find a rabbi to give the body a proper Jewish burial.

The fluid camerawork truly portrays the horror and despair of the death camps. This brilliant debut feature from Hungarian director Nemes won the Grand Prix at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

More a discussion than a Review from the Guardian (the video link is to the Trailer for ‘Night Will Fall, last year’s HMD presentation at the David Lean): review

The official trailer is buried in this post-Oscars essay from the Independent: discussion & trailer

Son Of Saul

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 31 May 2016
Starts at 2:30PM and 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £6.50 – £8.00