This year’s Grand Prix winner at Cannes is all but guaranteed to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture and ought to win.
Géza Röhrig is mesmerizing as Saul, a Hungarian Jew in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. He’s among the prisoners forced to help with the death camp’s exterminations while awaiting his own. Saul becomes suddenly desperate to obtain proper Jewish burial for a young boy he claims is his son. We follow him in near-close-up through nonstop efforts to achieve this seemingly impossible goal — keeping us as bound to his horrific reality as he is. THE WORD: This breathtaking, sensory-overloading film is likely the finest about the Holocaust you will ever see — and without question the most terrifyingly present and exciting. COMING TO: Theaters
Last modified: July 27, 2017