'Son of Saul' actor to deliver two lectures at UT Dallas

'Son of Saul' actor to deliver two lectures at UT Dallas
Géza Röhrig, Hungarian actor and star of Academy Award-winning film “Son of Saul,” will deliver two lectures to the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), on Nov. 6 and 7.
 
Part of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies’ annual Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series, Röhrig’s first talk will focus on his experience acting in the Hungarian film, which takes place in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

His second lecture delves into the theme of forgiveness.
 
“'Son of Saul' has moved me to the core,” Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, the Leah and Paul Lewis professor of Holocaust Studies, said. “Different from most movies on the Holocaust, it reveals something about Auschwitz that brings us closer to understanding what happened there. With the murder out of focus but the events clearly recognizable, it is partly director László Nemes and the main character, Géza Röhrig’s Saul, that reveal the heretofore unimaginably brutal attacks on human beings. In fact, Mr. Röhrig’s acting in "Son of Saul" may be described as one of the most important performances in the history of film.”
 
The film, in which Röhrig plays the titular character, will be screened on Nov. 5, and Röhrig’s first lecture will be followed by a short reception hosted by the Ackerman Center.

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