SON OF SAUL to open
2015 JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Son of Saul the critically lauded and multi-award winning Hungarian drama, from writer/director László Nemes, has been selected as the opening night film for the 2015 Jewish International Film Festival. Screening courtesy of Sony Pictures, this deeply poignant tale, which won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and is widely tipped to be a major 2016 Oscar contender, follows a father’s quest for moral redemption as he tries to salvage the body of a boy whom he believes to be his son, amidst the horrors of 1944 Auschwitz.
And closing the Festival will be the thrilling Sabena Hijacking – My Version, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2015 Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars). Featuring interviews with over 20 participants and a moment-by-moment reenactment, this compelling docu-drama revisits the 1972 hijacking of Belgian’s Sabena Flight 571 by four armed members of the Palestinian Black September terrorist organization and the subsequent storming of the jet by Israel’s Special Forces Unit.
Between these two enthralling cinematic bookends awaits a feast of 58 superb features and documentaries from a programme showcasing 59 Australian premieres from its 60 strong line-up.