Saul’s son

The son of Saul ( Hungarian : Saul fia) is a dramatic Hungarian film of 2015, directed by László Nemes . It was exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, 1 2where it won the Grand Prix . 3

Cast

  • Géza Röhrig as Saul
  • Levente Molnár as Abraham
  • Urs Rechn as Biedermann
  • Sándor Zsótér as Doctor
  • Todd Charmont as Braun
  • Uwe Lauer as Voss
  • Christian Harting as Busch
  • Kamil Dobrowolski with Mietek

Reception

After its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, the film was received with great acclaim by critics. In the critique for The Guardian , Peter Bradshaw says: “This amazing debut film is a horror film of extraordinary focus and bravery, to which I give it: ★★★★★ (about 5)” 4 On the other hand Eric Kohn Indiewire says: “The terrifying ‘Son of Saul’ does not resemble any Holocaust thriller you’ve ever seen. Develop a powerful song from the sheer, devastating nature of your events while resisting the slightest exaggeration. ” 5 In the Hollywood Reporter’s critique by Boyd van Hoeij: “Absolutely uncomfortable to see, but assembled in a surprising and safe way, the film is a powerful listening and visual experience.” 6 From Variety , Justin Chang writes: “Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes makes a powerful debut with this bleak and unshakeable drama about the Holocaust, a masterful exercise in narrative deprivation and sensory overload that reshapes family horrors in daringly existential terms. ” 7 From Fotogramas, Philipp Engel says: “Nemes achieves the fairest of balances: an unusual, neutral, exact, real look, without sentimentality, nor sensationalism impacts globally by its sobriety, its rigor, its formal precision, by prodigious plans” . 8 From Mexico, Leonardo García Tsao from Diario La Jornada says: “The interesting thing about the formal resolution of the debutant Nemes is how he used the camera in his hand, so terrible actions are not shown unless they are suggested, under a sinister soundtrack composed of Screams, blows and other disturbing sounds. ” 9 In Rotten Tomatoes , the film has a 96% approval rating based on 151 critics’ comments , averaging 8.7 out of 10. 10 In Metacritic , the film has received an average score of 89 out of 100 based on 39 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. eleven

Awards and nominations

Winner of the Oscar 2016 award for best non-English film. At the Cannes Film Festival he won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize, in addition to having been in the main competition. 12 13 The film also won the François Chalais Prize and the Vulcan Prize. 14 15 16 In June 2015, it was announced that Son of Saul would represent Hungary at the Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Film . 17

Awards and nominations
Prize Category Receiver Result
Oscar Awards 18 Best Foreign Language Film László Nemes Winner
Cannes Film Festival 2015 Grand Prix du Jury László Nemes Winner
FIPRESCI Prize László Nemes Winner
François Chalais Prize László Nemes Winner
Vulcan Award Tamás Zányi Winner
Camera d’Or László Nemes Nominated
Palme d’Or László Nemes Nominated
Review of San Francisco 19 20 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
Online Film Critics Society 21 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
Review of Washington DC 22 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
New York Online Review 23 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
Boston Online Review 24 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
New York Critics’ Circle 25 Best film by a debutante Son of Saul Winner
Golden Globes 26 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
Los Angeles Review 27 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
best Actor Géza Röhrig Finalist
National Board of Review 28 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner
Satellite Awards 29 Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Winner

References

  1. Back to top↑ ” ” 2015 Official Selection ” ” (in English) . Cannes. April 16, 2015 . Retrieved on June 5, 2015 .
  2. Back to top↑ ” ” Screenings Guide ” ” (in English) . Cannes. May 6, 2015 . Retrieved on June 5, 2015 .
  3. Back to top↑ “Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan wins the Palme d’Or – as it Happened” (in English) . TheGuardian. May 24, 2015 . Retrieved on June 5, 2015 .
  4. Back to top↑ “They are Saul review: an outstanding, excoriating look at evil in Auschwitz” (in English) . The Guardian. May 15, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  5. Back to top↑ ‘Cannes Review: Terrifying’ Son of Saul ‘is unlike any other Holocaust Thriller You’ve Seen Before “(in English) . Indiewire. May 14, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  6. Back to top↑ ” ” ‘Son of Saul’ ( ‘Saul Fia’): Cannes Review ” ” (in English) . The Hollywood Reporter . May 14, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  7. Back to top↑ « ” ‘Son of Saul’ (‘Saul Fia’): Cannes Review “2” (in English) . Variety . May 14, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  8. Volver arriba↑ «” ‘Son of Saul’ (‘Saul Fia’): Cannes Review” 3». Fotogramas. 14 de mayo de 2015. Consultado el 17 de julio de 2015.
  9. Back to top↑ «Life has no meaning» . The Journey. May 10, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  10. Back to top↑ “Son of Saul” (in English) . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  11. Back to top↑ ” ” Son of Saul Reviews ” ” (in English) . Metacritic . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  12. Back to top↑ «Cannes: ‘Dheepan’ Wins the Palme d’Or» (in English) . The Hollywood Reporter . May 24, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  13. Back to top↑ «Cannes: ‘Son of Saul,’ ‘Masaan’ Take Fipresci Prizes’ (in English) . The Hollywood Reporter . May 23, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  14. Back to top↑ «TOUTES LES RÉCOMPENSES DU FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2015» (in French) . Parismatch. May 24, 2015. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  15. Back to top↑ «Saul fia megkapta to Francois Chalais-díjat is» (in French) . Nol.hu. May 23, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  16. Volver arriba↑ «”Cannes 2015: Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist to Tamas ZANYI, sound engineer for SON OF SAUL”» (en inglés). twitter. 24 de mayo de 2015. Consultado el 17 de julio de 2015.
  17. Back to top↑ ‘Oscars: Hungary Selects’ Son of Saul ‘for Foreign-Language Category’ (in English) . The Hollywood Reporter . June 11, 2015 . Retrieved on July 17, 2015 .
  18. Back to top↑ «« Oscars: Academy Announces Show Dates For Next Three Years, Dates For 2015-16 Season ».». Accessed January 15, 2016 .
  19. Back to top↑ ” ‘ Carol’ tops the nominations of the Critics of San Francisco . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  20. Back to top↑ «Spotlight best film» . Retrieved on December 13, 2015 .
  21. Back to top↑ « ‘ Carol’ and ‘Sicario’ lead the OFCS nominations» . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  22. Back to top↑ «Washington’s Critics Awards: ‘Spotlight’ adds and continues . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  23. Back to top↑ « ‘ Spotlight’ triumphs in New York Online Critics Awards» . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  24. Back to top↑ « ‘ Mad Max’ and ‘Creed’ triumph in Boston’s online critique» . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  25. Back to top↑ ” ‘ Carol’ is the best of the year for the New York Critics’ Circle . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  26. Back to top↑ «Complete list of nominees for the Golden Globes» . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  27. Back to top↑ “Los Angeles Review: ‘Spotlight’, film; George Miller, director . ” Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  28. Back to top↑ ” ‘ Mad Max’ is the film of the year for the National Board of Review . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .
  29. Back to top↑ «Satellite Awards 2015» . Retrieved on December 12, 2015 .