Hungarian film Son of Saul wins Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars

Hungarian film Son of Saul wins Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars
Scene from Son of Saul (Image: Son of Saul / Saul fia / Facebook)

29 February 2016

Son of Saul won Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards at a ceremony last night in Los Angeles, becoming the second Hungarian film to win the award.

The debut feature by Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, Son of Saul was considered a frontrunner to win the Oscar. It won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, which took place in May, as well as the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards in January.

Son of Saul centres on the story of a Jewish worker at Auschwitz who believes he has found the remains of his son and attempts to find a rabbi to give the child a proper burial.

Read our interview with László Nemes here.