The Son

Directed by Florian Zeller

Florian Zeller (The Father) revisits the intricacies of family dynamics with a drama following a family as it falls apart and tries to come back together again. 

A couple of years after his parents’ divorce, 17-year-old Nicholas no longer feels he can stay with his mother, Kate. He moves in with his father Peter and Peter’s new partner Beth. 

Whilst struggling to juggle work and his new family life with Beth, Peter tries to care for Nicholas as he wishes his own father had cared for him. But by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present. 

Please note this film deals with themes of mental health, self harm and suicide.

123 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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