- 14 Jan 2016 10:25 AM
Andrew Vajna, the government’s film industry commissioner, said the Hungarian National Film Fund is “proud” of the film’s success and that it has attracted the attention of the rest of the world.
He said the film fund is glad to have contributed both financially and professionally to the film’s production. Oscar-winning Hungarian director István Szabó said he expected the achievement to have a positive impact on Hungarian cinema as a whole.
“The Golden Globe may put other Hungarian movies made recently in the international spotlight,” Szabó told public news channel M1. “What is new about the Son of Saul is in fact its form of narrative.
The theme it addresses, the Holocaust, has already been worked into a great number of films and told by a great number of dramatic books in great detail before.
The director incorporated those details into the form in which he is telling the story and he did it rather successfully, which one must applaud,” Szabó said.
Szabó noted that Being Julia, which he directed, earned British actress Annette Bening a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture in 2005. Szabó won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Mephisto in 1981.
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