Son of Saul

Son of Saul

Ahead of its nomination for Best Film not in the English Language at the 2017 BAFTAs, we present on 35mm László Nemes' blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama, with its companion piece, Nemes’s short film With a Little Patience. The screening is part of our Enthusiasm repertory screening strand.

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. Gripping and 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.

With thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye.


László Nemes


Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

Running Time:

107 minutes


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