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Laszlo Nemes


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 and subsequently studied film directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.


His shorts With A Little Patience, The Counterpart and The Gentleman Takes His Leave have been awarded 30 prizes (Angers, Bilbao, Odense, Lisbon) and participated in more than 100 international film festivals (including Venice, Palm Springs, Ghent, Gijon, Milan).


Son of Saul is Laszlo’s first full length feature film, which premiered in Cannes' 2015 Official Competition, where it won the festival's Grand Prix.

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