SON OF SAUL
“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.” (Cannes Film Festival)
Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Son of Saul has been selected as Hungary’s entry for the Foreign Language Category at the upcoming Academy Awards. It has left a lasting impression on the festival circuit and we are excited to join CIFF in supporting this incredible film.
Son of Saul will be playing at the Calgary International Film Festival on October 1st at 9:45pm and October 3rd at 4:30pm.
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