Sunday 27 January 2019, 17:30 - 19:30
Film at MAXXI

IL FIGLIO DI SAUL by László Nemes

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free subject to availability of places
Free for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it until full capacity.

On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Film at MAXXI season is presenting a “necessary” film, the debut work by the director László Nemes.

a film by László Nemes
Hunghery 2015, 107’
starring Reza Röhrig, Urs Rechn

In a concentration camp, in the worst inferno of the century, amidst new arrivals, gas chambers and the stripping and removal of corpses – a terrible, systematic killing machine accompanied by screams, moans and beatings –Saul, a sonderkommando, convinces himself that among the dead is his son whom he is determined to bury according to the Jewish rites. If you think you have seen everything about the camps, this film, the winner of an Oscar and the Grand Prix at Cannes, led by a Buster Keaton-like figure moving through the holocaust with crazed indifference, will persuade you otherwise.

Speakers
Pierluigi Battista journalist, writer and television presenter
Mario Sesti curator of the series

Film at MAXXI is a Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest e Fondazione MAXXI coproduction.