Film Screening and Discussion: Son of Saul

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Event Location: 
International Affairs Building Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th floor
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2016-12-08 18:00:00
Date to: 
2016-12-08 19:30:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a screening of the Hungarian film Son of Saul (Hungarian Saul fia), followed by a Q&A with lead actor Géza Röhrig. Professor Ivan Sanders will introduce the film.


Running time: 107 minutes Synopsis: Awarded the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, and winner of the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity’s darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Carly Jacksonby sending email to or by calling 212 854 6217.

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Carly Jackson
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212 854 6217
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Event Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 18:00