"First-time Hungarian director László Nemes has been telling interviewers that he'd wanted Son of Saul to be an immersive experience, and it definitely is that. What he's immersing you in is Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp, so it's not an easy sit, but it is a riveting, effective one, and a genuine change from the familiar conventions of Holocaust dramas... If there has been a more powerful cinematic experience this year, I didn't see it"
-Bob Mondello, NPR
László Nemes' arresting debut feature won the Cannes Grand Prix this year, and was selected as Hungary's official submission for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Son of Saul opens in 35mm this week at Film Forum.