Budapest, June 11 (MTI) – Andras Nemes Jeles’s film Son of Saul will represent Hungary in the competition for this year’s Academy Award in the best foreign language film category, the National Film Fund told MTI in a statement on Thursday.
The Fund’s seven-strong jury, including Hungary’s film commissioner Andrew Vajna, unanimously supported the nomination, the statement said.
Son of Saul recently won the Grand Prix as well as the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
The film takes place at the Auschwitz concentration camp and tells the story of Saul Auslaunder, a fictional Jewish member of the death camp’s Sonderkommando charged with aiding with the disposal of gas chamber victims.
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