Garter Lane Arts Centre, Sun 26 Oct @ 7.30pm
Laszlo Nemes’ stunning debut feature, Saul Fia (Son of Saul) takes its title from central character Saul, a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp who, in his job as a Sonderkommando, is forced to assist in the grisly day-to-day management of mass exterminations.
When Saul witnesses a young boy briefly surviving the gas chamber, he becomes determined to give the child a proper Jewish burial. First-time actor Geza Rohrig provides the focal point for the film as Saul – the camera rarely strays from his character while he negotiates the intricate workings of the camp in an attempt to carry out this dangerous quest. One of the most talked-about films of the last year, this is an extraordinary, gripping and powerful piece of work.
Tickets: Early Bird Tickets €7.50/6 concs, €9 on the door Booking number: (+353 (0) 51-855038