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Drama: Hungrary (2015)
Director: László Nemes
Running time: 107 mins
German, Hungarian, Polish, Yiddish with English subtitles
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child’s body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity’s darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory – and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.
We are very pleased to announce Dr. Mia Spiro, lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Glasgow, will join us on the night with a short talk on film, representation, and the Holocaust.
Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.
As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions may apply). To guarantee a seat please come early, as tickets are on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.