Oscar Directors: Nemes, László–Son of Saul (1915)

László Nemes was born in February 18, 1977 in Budapest, Hungary.

His first feature, Son of Saul, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Fest, won the Jury Grand Prix, and later received both the Golden Globe and the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Age at Winning: 38

After studying History, International Relations and Screenwriting in Paris, he worked as an assistant director in France and Hungary on short and feature films.

He assisted Béla Tarr on The Man From London, and then studied film directing at New York University.

His shorts have been awarded thirty prizes in more than 100 international film festivals.

Sunset is his second feature film.


2018: Sunset (Napszállta), co-writer and director


Son of Saul

2015: Son of Saul (Saul fia), writer and director



2010: The Gentleman Takes His Leave (Az úr elköszön), writer, director

2008: The Counterpart, writer, director

2007: With a Little Patience (Türelem), writer, director