'Son of Saul' makes waves at Cannes

Films at Cannes like to make you think, they can shock you and occasionally you will watch something that will stay with you forever. One such work is "Son of Saul" from the Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes.


His debut takes place in a hell within hell, where prisoners in Auschwitz are forced to dispose of the dead. He speaks to Eve Jackson about the challenges of making a film about the Holocaust, why it is important to tackle the camps on screen and his frustration at how cinema has dealt with the subject until now.

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