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Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Son of Saul
March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Directed by László Nemes
In Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian, & Polish with English subtitles
Drama, History, Thriller
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul 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 body 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.
“A POWERFUL MOVIE. A REMARKABLE FEATURE FILMMAKING DEBUT” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“A STUNNING PIECE OF ART. AN ESSENTIAL FILM” -Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“EXTRAORDINARY” -Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
“THIS FILM IS A MUST-SEE”-Anne Sinclair, Huffington Post
“FORMALLY DARING AND NARRATIVELY GRIPPING” -Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“MONUMENTAL”-AA Dowd, Onion AV Club