keswick film festival

Son of Saul - Critics' Choice (15)

107 mins, Laszlo Nemes, Hungary (2016)

Showing Previews Sat 18 February, 2.30pm

Son of Saul - Critics' Choice (15)

This production ended on 18/02/2017

Synopsis

Matt Glasby’s choice is one of the most powerful films at the Festival and Foreign Language Oscar Winner of 2016. It follows two days in the life of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz crematoria. He must bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, and tries to carry out his impossible deed to salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away from the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive.

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