Hungarian, English / Sub: (English)
142 min | Feature (PG 13) | Drama
László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. In September 2007 his first short was presented at the Venice International Film Festival in competition and in Dec. 2008 it was nominated at the European Film Awards as ‘Best Short Film’. Nemes shot his second short “The Counterpart” (2008) in Romania and after that “The Gentleman Takes His Leave” (2010) in Hungary. The 3 short films have won more than 30 awards at more than 100 international film festivals. Nemes’ first feature film project “S.K.” was selected for the Résidence program which is overseen by the Cannes Cinéfondation. The resulting feature film “El hijo de Saúl” (2015), with Géza Röhrig in the lead role, was surprisingly invited into the main competition and won the ‘Grand Prix’ at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival in 2015.