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The Son (film still)

The Dardenne Brothers Retrospective: The Son (Le Fils)

26 Apr 2015

‘Filmmaking of the highest order’ The Times

In a masterfully understated, award-winning performance, Olivier Gourmet (Winner of Best Actor, Cannes 2002) portrays a carpenter who teaches teenage boys in a rehabilitation school. Disturbed by the arrival of a new student and struggling to keep a professional distance in the boy’s presence, an ambiguous relationship develops between the two - until the revelation of a terrible secret from the past changes their lives forever.

Utilizing their pared-down visual aesthetic to great effect, the Dardenne brothers have created a riveting and strikingly powerful film of profound emotional and moral complexity.

This film will be shown in 35mm.

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The Son, dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, France/Belgium 2002. 100 mins., French with English subtitles.

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