Saul fia (Son of Saul)

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective

England

2015

Total project grant (euros)

64,400

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective

Call number

23/2014

Call publication date

6 Oct 2014

Application deadline

2 Jul 2015

Result publication date

4 Nov 2015

UK release date

29 Apr 2016

Saul fia (Son of Saul) is a Hungarian drama directed by László Nemes. It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando.

The film premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. The film also won awards for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards and the 2015 Golden Globes.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.

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