Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 18th February 2:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Critic's Choice: Son of Saul

Director: Laszlo Nemes Country: Hungary
Cert: 15 Year: 2016 Length: 107 minsLanguage: Hungarian & More
2017 Festival
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Audience Reaction

Score: 76.44% Attendance: 87


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Matt Glasby's choice is one of the most powerful films (and Foreign Language Oscar winner) of 2016.

Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz crematoria who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: 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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I can only say the film is, by its own measure, a triumph. Engineered with virtuoso skill, every moment screams You Are Here. And here is hell.
Danny Leigh, Ft



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