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Laszlo Nemes

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Laszlo Nemes was born in 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. After studying History, International Relations and Screenwriting in Paris, he started working as an assistant director in France and Hungary on short and feature films. For two years, he worked as Béla Tarr’s assistant on The Man From London, and subsequently studied film directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While developing his first feature film, entitled S.K., selected for the Résidence of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. His shorts have been awarded thirty prizes in more than 100 international film festivals. He is member of the European Film Academy since 2008.

Filmography:

1999: Arrivals (short)
2006: With a Little Patience / Türelem (short)
2008: The Counterpart (short)
2010: The Gentleman Takes his Leave / Az úr elköszön (short)
2015: Son of Saul / Saul fia
2018: Sunset / Napsállt

Awards:

2019 Beijing International Film Festival Best Director
2015 Chalons-en-Champagne War on Screen Best Director
2015 Stockholm International Film Festival Best Director Award

Son of Saul Awards:

2015 – New York National Board of Review (NBR): Best Foreign Film Award
2015 – New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC): Best First Film Award
2015 – Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA): Best Foreign-Language Film Award
2015 – Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA): Best Foreign-Language Film Award
2015 – New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO): Best Foreign-Language Film Award
2015 – Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA): Best Foreign-Language Film Award
2015 – San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC): Best Foreign Language Picture Award
2015 – The Village Voice Film Critcs Poll: Best Actor Award to Géza Röhrig
2015 – Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA): Best Foreign-Language Film Award
2015 – Indiana Film Journalists Association: Best Foreign Language Film
2015 – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
2015 – Southeastern Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
2015 – The Guardian: Best Film Released in the US in 2015
2016 – Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch Award to László Nemes
2016 – Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA): Best Foreign Language Film
2016 – American Society of Cinematographers (ASC): Spotlight Award to Mátyás Erdély
2016 – Variety’s 10 Europeans to Watch Award to Géza Röhrig
2016 – Satellite Awards of the International Press Academy: Best International Film
2016 – Independent Spirit Awards: Best International Film
2016 – Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE): Best Foreign Language Film Golden Reel Award to Tamás Zányi
2016 – Golden Globes (HFPA) Best Foreign Language Motion Picture
2016 – David di Donatello Awards (Accademia del Cinema Italiano) Best European Film
2017 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Foreign Language Film
2017 – The Critics’ Circle (UK) Director of the Year
2017 – Swedish Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film
2017 – Romanian Film Awards – Premiile Gopo Best Foreign Film
2015 – Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival Alex Friedman Humanitarian Award
2015 – Budapest, Aranyszem Cinematographer Festival Cinematographer of the Year Award to Mátyás Erdély
2016 – Hungarian Film Critics’ Prizes: Main Prize, Best Director: László Nemes, Best Lead Actor: Géza Röhrig, Best Sound: Tamás Zányi, Best Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély.