Director László Nemes and actor Géza Röhrig discussed their new film, ‘Son of Saul,' which screened in the 53rd New York Film Festival.
The most talked about, and controversial, movie at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was also the debut feature of a major new director. 'Son of Saul' takes a brutal look inside a World War II concentration camp and offers an unflinching look at the life of one man, played by Géza Röhrig, who is trying to survive and also bury a boy that he believes is his son. Harrowing and exquisitely made, 'Son of Saul' was shot on film and directed by a protégé of the great Béla Tarr, the Hungarian László Nemes, who worked on Tarr’s 2007 film 'The Man' from London (NYFF45). “I might be part of a dying kind,” Nemes said at Cannes this year. “This is the soul of cinema, the physical image projected. Everything else is a screen.”
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