László Nemes

Born in Budapest, László Nemes moved to Paris as a boy with his father, the film and theatre director András Jeles. Following his studies of history, international relations and screenwriting, be began working as an assistant to the Hungarian cinema legend Béla Tarr, at the same time fine-tuning his own specific style by making remarkable short movies. After completing his studies of film directing in New York, Nemes returned to Paris as a participant in the scholarship programme arranged by Cinéfondation, where he and Clara Royer conceived the script for his phenomenal debut Son of Saul (2015), a masterpiece that to a certain degree redefined the approach to the cinematic rendition of the Holocaust.