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Orbán congratulates ‘Son of Saul’ creators

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called “Son of Saul” a “unique Hungarian success” today in a post on his official Facebook page, after the film was awarded a Golden Globe yesterday.

Screen Capture of the prime ministerʼs post.

“I convey my heartfelt congratulations to László Nemes Jeles and all the creators and actors of Son of Saul,” the prime minister wrote in English in his bilingual post.

“I would like to express my appreciation to Andy Vajna, who has established a support system for the film industry that opens the path to talented professionals”, Orbán wrote, addressing the government commissioner for the film industry.

Vajna told Hungarian news agency MTI today that “we are proud that a film has been made that the world is seriously paying attention to”, adding that it is a “special honor that ‘Son of Saul’ is the first Hungarian film ever to win the highly prestigious Golden Globe award”.

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