'Son of Saul' director hops to reach audiences worldwide

Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:58pm EDT
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Film director Laszlo Nemes hopes to reach audiences worldwide with his Holocaust drama "Son of Saul".

The film tells the tale of how a Jewish "Sonderkommando" death camp worker finds a corpse he thinks is his son's and decides to bury him. It took the jury's Grand Prix at May's Cannes Film Festival.

"I don't think you make a film thinking of the awards but you definitely have the hope of reaching audiences and possibly reaching audiences worldwide," Nemes said at the BFI London Film Festival, where the film was screened at the weekend.

"It's been incredibly intense and for the film a great chance to travel and to be projected in many places."