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The Son of Joseph

The American-born expatriate filmmaker Eugène Green exists in his own special artistic orbit. All Green’s films share a formal rigor and an increasingly refined modulation between the playfully comic, the urgently human, and the transcendent, and they are each as exquisitely balanced as the baroque music and architecture that he cherishes.

His latest movie, The Son of Joseph, is perhaps his most buoyant. A nativity story reboot that gently skewers French cultural pretensions, it features newcomer Victor Ezenfis as a discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father, Mathieu Amalric and Fabrizio Rongione as his respectively callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and Natacha Régnier as his single mother.

"The Son Of Joseph celebrates the complex relationships between fathers and sons and the healing emotional connections that grow in the most fractured of families."

Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)

"The passionate heart of the action, Vincent's quest for emotional connection, involves his radical rejection of norms and proprieties and sparks the timeless fury of revolt; it's as thrilling as it is ingenious."

Richard Brody, New Yorker

Movie Info

DIRECTED BY Eugene Green
115 MINUTES
IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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