Oscars 2016: ‘Son of Saul’ Wins For Best Foreign-Language Film For Director Laszlo Nemes
Son of Saul, the Hungarian Holocaust drama, won for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars on Sunday night. This was the first win for director Laszlo Nemes.
This is the second time that a film pertaining to a Holocaust has won in this category. In 2015, the Polish film Ida, about a young soon-to-be nun who learns her parents were Jews killed during the war, took home the award.
Saul was a fan favorite to win and already took home the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film back in January. On Saturday, it won the prize for best international film at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
The film was set in Auschwitz in 1944 and tells the story of Saul Auslander, who is forced to lead the Jews into the gas chambers and help rid of their bodies. The role of Auslander is played by Geza Rohrig.