Son of Saul wins the Golden Globe

Son of Saul wins the Golden Globe

Son of Saulpart of the 2015 LUX Prize official selection, won yesterday night the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-language Film. László Nemes has made both a feature debut and masterstroke, as he has become the first Hungarian filmmaker to feature on the list of winners at the Golden Globes. This accolade from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a very good omen ahead of the announcement of the Oscar nominations next Thursday, with the film having already successfully got through to the stage of the shortlist of hopefuls for the much sought-after statuette for Best Foreign-language Film. 
 
A gripping and highly accomplished work in terms of both its content (the day-to-day life of the Sonderkommandos in Auschwitz) and its style (via its immersive approach), Son of Saul was revealed at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix to boot, and was then part of the 10 films in the 2015 LUX Prize official selection. The feature has already been sold all around the world and is still being released in several countries.
 
The brilliant 2015 LUX Prize winner, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang, was also a nominee in the Best Foreign-language Film category.