Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne / Luc Dardenne
Running time: 103 mins
About The Son
A challenging piece of French drama (in both narrative and visual terms) from the directors of Rosetta. What is carpentry teacher Olivier's fascination with pupil Morgan? And why does Olivier's wife react so violently to the news that he is a pupil of Olivier's? Filmed exclusively with a handheld camera, The Son can be a disorientating experience to watch, and its minimalist style will prove frustratingly slow to many. However, the end result is a rewarding and intriguing piece of drama, which will surprise those art lovers hardy enough to stick with it.