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COURTESY OF BAFTA/BBC 2017
London, 12 February 2017
1. Laszlo Nemes wins BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language with "Son of Saul"
EE British Academy Films Awards
London, 12 February 2017
2. UPSOUND (English) Laszlo Nemes, director:
Reporter: "Laszlo, can I just start with you? Congratulations! Can you talk about where this incredible inspirational movie came from?"
Nemes:"I read years and years ago the documents written by the members of the commando, the prisoners in Auschwitz who had to basically make the whole machinery of extermination work and these people were trapped and they knew they would die and they were seeing day by day the destruction of their own people and their own family. And it was an incredible reading and I wanted to film because this is something that's not really well known."
Moderator: "I think we got time for one more question from the audience."
Reporter: "Considering you've won the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes last year, does it still feel strange to be going to awards like this year, a year after?"
Nemes: "It's a great honor but it's very strange to be back on this awards ceremony trail. Because we're preparing our next movie and it's a completely different mindset and now obviously it was a great experience to have this inernational ourney with the film but now it takes me back to it and it just reminds me how intense and incredibly humbling and strange experience it was. So yeah, it's still unreal. It feels unreal still."
Moderator: "What can you say about your new movie?"
Nemes:" It's a movie set before First World War in Budapest, it's the story of a young woman, it's a thriller, mystery film and we're trying to make it work."
Holocaust drama "Son of Saul" won the BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language.
The Hungarian film beat out Pedro Almodovar's "Julieta" (Spain), Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" (Germany/Austria), Deniz Gamze Erguven's "Mustang" (France/Turkey/Germany) and Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan" (France) for the title.
After winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for the film in 2016, director Laszlo Nemes probably wasn't ready for another round of acclaim in the shape of a BAFTA statuette.
"It's a great honor but it's very strange to be back on this awards ceremony trail," said the filmmaker backstage to the press.
"Because we're preparing our next movie and it's a completely different mindset and now obviously it was a great experience to have this inernational ourney with the film but now it takes me back to it and it just reminds me how intense and incredibly humbling and strange experience it was. So yeah, it's still unreal. It feels unreal still."