Son of Saul (Saul fia)

(2015, feature, 35mm, color, 107 minutes)
First feature

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.

While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.


2015 - New York National Board of Review (NBR):

Best Foreign Film Award

2015 - New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC):

Best First Film Award

2015 - Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award 

2015 - Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC):

Best Foreign Language Picture Award

2015 - The Village Voice Film Critcs Poll:

Best Actor Award to Géza Röhrig

2015 - Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA):

Best Foreign-Language Film Award

2015 - Indiana Film Journalists Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - Southeastern Film Critics Association:

Best Foreign Language Film

2015 - The Guardian:

Best Film Released in the US in 2015

2016 - Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch Award to László Nemes

2016 - Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA):

Best Foreign Language Film

2016 - American Society of Cinematographers (ASC):

Spotlight Award to Mátyás Erdély

2016 - Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch Award to Géza Röhrig

2016 - Satellite Awards of the International Press Academy:

Best International Film

2016 - Independent Spirit Awards:

Best International Film

2016 - Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE):

Best Foreign Language Film Golden Reel Award to Tamás Zányi

2016 - Golden Globes (HFPA)

Best Foreign Language Motion Picture

2016 - David di Donatello Awards (Accademia del Cinema Italiano)

Best European Film

2017 - British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

Best Foreign Language Film

2017 - The Critics' Circle (UK)

Director of the Year 

2017 - Swedish Film Awards

Best Foreign Language Film

2017 - Romanian Film Awards – Premiile Gopo 

Best Foreign Film

2015 - Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival

Alex Friedman Humanitarian Award

2015 - Budapest, Aranyszem Cinematographer Festival

Cinematographer of the Year Award to Mátyás Erdély

2016 - Hungarian Film Critics’ Prizes

  • Main Prize
  • Best Director: László Nemes
  • Best Lead Actor: Géza Röhrig
  • Best Sound: Tamás Zányi
  • Best Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély

 

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Awards

Bydgoszcz Camerimage - 2015

Bronze Frog Award Mátyás Erdély

London UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015

Best Debut Feature Award

Zagreb Film Festival - 2015

Main Prize

Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 2016

Virtuoso Award Géza Röhrig

American Film Academy - 2016

Best Foreign Language Film

Medias Central European Film Festival - 2016

Main Prize

Cannes International Film Festival - 2015

Grand Prix

FIPRESCI Prize

Francois Chalais Prize

Vulcain Award for Best Sound Tamás Zányi

Sarajevo Film Festival - 2015

Special Jury Prize

Luxembourg CinÉast - 2015

Critics Prize

Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers - 2015

Golden Camera 300 Main Prize Mátyás Erdély

Chalons-en-Champagne War on Screen - 2015

Best Director Laszlo Nemes

Stockholm International Film Festival - 2015

Best Director Award Laszlo Nemes

Hungarian Film Awards - 2016

Special Award

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National premiere:
11/06/2015

World premiere:
05/2015