Director:: László Nemes
Synopsis: A prisoner in 1944’s Auschwitz concentration camp takes the risky challenge of salvaging a boy’s body from the crematorium with the intention of having it ceremoniously buried.
Notes: I just can’t hear enough about this movie. I’ve always been a huge fan of Béla Tarr’s work, and to hear that one if his protégé had made a film worthy of the Grand Prix at Cannes, I only wanted more. This trailer delivers that very harsh reality so often seen in Tarr’s work. Only the visuals here are more frenetic and grounded in the lonely individuality visible as our main character is mercilessly thrown around from one torment to another. I’m not surprised the trailer could pull off such an absorbing experience without the use of dialogue (another talent no doubt invigorated by Tarr), but I’m certainly eager to see how his style further compares/deviates from Tarr’s.