After the extraordinary success of The Father – Nothing is as it seemsrevelation film winner of two Academy Awards, Florian Zeller returns to directing with his second film, THE SONthe second work in Zeller’s trilogy, which will be presented in competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
In the cast of the film Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Hugh Quarshie and with Anthony Hopkins.
Two years after his parents’ divorce, 17-year-old Nicholas can no longer live with his mother. The evil of living that he feels has become a constant presence and his only refuge are the memories of the happy moments when he was a child.
The boy decides to move in with his father Peter, who has just had a child with his new partner.
Peter tries to care for Nicholas by thinking about how he wishes his father would care for him as he tries to juggle his new family and the prospect of an enticing political career in Washington. However, as he tries to make up for past mistakes, he loses sight of Nicholas’ present.
THE SON is a tale destined to resonate deeply with anyone who has had to fight for their family. Where is the line between what is best for us and the responsibilities we have towards others and towards our children?