Hungary’s Cannes Success “Son Of Saul” Goes On Show Across Country – Also With English Subtitles
Ferenc Sullivan 2015.06.08.
“Son of Saul”, the Hungarian film that won the Grand Prize at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival, will go on show on 11 June at cinemas in 31 towns and cities across the country. Fans of the traditional movie experience will be able to watch it off a 35-millimetre film at Budapest’s Uránia National Film Theatre and the Puskin cinema, while subtitled screenings will be held for English speakers in three cinemas in the capital (Cinema City Allee, Művész, Palace Mammut and Toldi).
The film bagged a total of four prizes from the world’s most prestigious professional venue, including the Grand Prize of the Jury, the FIPRESCI Prize awarded by critics, the award for technical execution and the recognition for movies carrying social importance named after François Chalais.
A harrowing Holocaust drama, “Son of Saul” takes place at the Auschwitz concentration camp and tells the story of the final day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer, a fictional Jewish member of the death camp’s Sonderkommando charged with aiding with the disposal of gas chamber victims.