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2017/18 Season


Hungary 2015 (15)
107 minutes

Directed by László Nemes

Ipswich Film Theatre - 5 March 2018 - 7.30pm

Winner of last year’s Foreign Language Oscar, and a first feature project for its director, this is the story of a Sonderkommando Jew at Auschwitz who turns aside from the living to bury the body of what may have been his son. Confined within the frame of a 1.37:1 aspect ratio, we follow his progress at arm’s length throughout. The presentation begins with the short film Allan Baudoin - Made in London (2017).

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: Sound was superb. Very hard to watch, very hard to look away; Brutal. Annoying handheld camera. History lesson; Horrific but convincing direction and acting; A brave attempt at an almost unfilmable subject. A claustrophobic documentary style with a lack of characterisation; It feels wrong to score this film. Difficult to watch but very well made.

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