Mustang and Son of Saul battling it out at the Golden Globes

Mustang and Son of Saul battling it out at the Golden Globes

The 2015 LUX Prize is really holding its own in the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes, which will be given out on 10 January. The list of productions selected by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association particularly highlighted two of the LUX Prize selected films in the category of Best Foreign-language Film: winner Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang and László NemesSon of Saul, part of the Official Selection.
 
After winning the 2015 LUX Prize in November, Mustang is now vying for the Golden Globe. Ergüven’s first feature, a French executive-produced film, is also representing France in the race for the nominations for the 2016 Oscar. The film has not only convinced the European Parliament members: it has already been sold all around the world and has enticed 457,000 viewers into theatres in France.
 
And for the third time in the history of the Golden Globes, a Hungarian filmmaker has been selected among the nominees for Best Foreign-language Film. One of the year’s sensations and one of the films in the 2015 LUX Prize Official Selection, László Nemes’ Son of Saul will be duking it out against Mustang for the trophy. Also its country’s candidate for the upcoming Oscars, it has already been sold to every territory in the world.
 
Both films will have to fight against Jaco van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament, Klaus Härö’s The Fencer and Pablo Larraín’s The Club for the statuette.
 
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