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Cinema: Son of Saul

Monday 13th June, 2016 - 20:00

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László Nemes’ stunning debut feature takes its title from central character Saul, a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp who, in his job as a Sonderkommando, is forced to assist in the grisly day-to-day management of mass exterminations.


When Saul witnesses a young boy briefly surviving the gas chamber, he becomes determined to give the child a proper Jewish burial. First-time actor Géza Röhrig provides the focal point for the film as Saul – the camera rarely strays from his character while he negotiates the intricate workings of the camp in an attempt to carry out this dangerous quest.

One of the most talked-about films of the last year, this is an extraordinary, gripping and powerful piece of work.


Winner: Jury Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival 2015

Winner: FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015

Winner: Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, Golden Globes 2016


By any standards, this would be an outstanding film, but for a debut it is remarkable. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


★★★★★ The Irish Times

★★★★★ The Guardian

Director: László Nemes
Running Time: 107 minutes
Country: Hungary
Year: 2015
Cert: 15A
Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn


Monday 13th June, 2016
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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