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Feb 13, 2017

Son of Saul wins BAFTA for best foreign film

The film beat international greats Mustang and Toni Erdmann to take the prize during the event held at the Royal Opera House, in front of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

Hungarian film Son of Saul has won Best Film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards in London.

The film beat international greats Mustang and Toni Erdmann to take the prize during the event held at the Royal Opera House, in front of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Last year, Son of Saul was Hungary’s ninth nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and the second winner ever, after István Szabó’s Mephisto in 1981. It was also the first Hungarian movie nominated for the Academy Awards since 1988.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called the film's Oscar win a “great day for Hungarian filmmaking” and said, “Thank you to everyone.”