The 2016 Academy Award winner for best foreign language film is the next offering from the Kitchen Stove Film Series presented by the Penticton Art Gallery.
Son of Saul takes place in October 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son.
As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
Son of Saul is also the winner of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix.
The Kitchen Stove Film Series is an income development initiative of the Penticton Art Gallery. Broadening the definition of the visual arts to include the medium of film, the series aims to inspire, challenge, educate and entertain while showcasing excellence in the cinematic arts. The series is affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit Group and supported locally by the Penticton Western News.
Screenings on March 10 take place at the Landmark 7 Cinemas at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 each when pre-purchased at the Penticton Art Gallery or The Book Shop on Main Street. Limited single tickets may be available at the door for $15.Series tickets are $38 for art gallery members and $44 for non-members.