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Son of Saul

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2015, László Nemes, Hungary, 107 min. With Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnar.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 1st 2:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 2nd 8:00pm
  • Sun, Apr 3rd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 4th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Apr 5th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 6th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Apr 7th 6:00pm
In 35mm!

"The most exciting film I’ve seen over the past year … an ambiguous parable about life as well as death." – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"A gripping film almost entirely free of movie heroics or placating visual strategies … subjectivity without gimmickry." – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

This Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film plunges the viewer into the terrifying chaos of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Saul (Röhrig), is one of a group of Jewish prisoners forced to work as manual laborers in the extermination process. Saul becomes convinced that the body of a boy he unloads from the gas chamber is his son. Through tight close-ups and shallow depth of field, debut director Nemes (a former assistant to Béla Tarr) concentrates all the horror, the denial, and the morally ambiguous course of action that flows from the discovery of the body in the single-minded vision of Saul. In Hungarian, German, Yiddish, Russian, Polish, French, Greek, and Slovak with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)

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