Son of Saul wins Golden Globe for best foreign language film in L.A.
Accepting the award held at a gala event in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, Nemes said that "the Holocaust has become over the years an abstraction. For me, it's more of a face we must not forget."
The Golden Globe is rather important because it signals the world's attention, the director told MTI, adding that with the award Hungarian cinema has again been put into a global spotlight.
The film takes place at the Auschwitz concentration camp and tells the story of Saul Auslaunder, a fictional Jewish member of the death camp's Sonderkommando charged with aiding with the disposal of gas chamber victims.
It won the Grand Prix, the silver prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, last year and has won several other international awards so far.
The film is Hungary's official entry for the Oscars in the category of foreign films.