While Jacques Audiard‘s “Dheepan” wound up walking away with the Palme d’Or, in the early days of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, many were predicting that Hungarian director László Nemes‘ “Son Of Saul” would walk away with big prize (even our critic called it a frontrunner in his review). That didn’t happen, but the film took home handful of prizes from Cannes including the FIPRESCI award, and this powerful, wordless, first international trailer certainly conveys what looks to be a stirring piece of cinema.
Set near the end of WWII, the story centers on the titular Saul, a Hungarian prisoner in a concentration camp who assists the Nazis in bringing Jews into the gas chambers, until one day he sees what he believes to be his own son killed at the hands of a guard. Here’s the official synopsis:
Sony Pictures Classics has the U.S. rights, and while no release date has yet been revealed, I wouldn’t be surprised is this is slotted as an awards season contender. Watch below.