Magazine article Screen International

'Son of Saul' Wins at UK Jewish Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Son of Saul' Wins at UK Jewish Film Festival

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A jury comprising NFTS director Nik Powell, filmmaker Mike Newell, actress Kerry Fox, actor Jason Isaacs, producer Michael Kuhn and actress Sarah Solemani has presented Son Of Saul with its Best Debut Feature Award at the 19th UK Jewish Film Festival (Nov 7-22).

Accepting the prize during a video message, director Lazlo Nemes said: "It's an honour to receive this award from such a prestigious jury. It's very special for me having my film at the UK Jewish Film Festival which showed my short film a couple of years ago.

"Thanks on behalf of my entire crew and cast. People think about the Holocaust more and more as something abstract. With Son of Saul I wanted to give it a human face."

UKJFF CEO Michael Etherton said: "Our commitment to supporting new creative talent has been at the heart of this year's festival. …

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