In competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival
After the extraordinary success of The Father – Nothing is as it seemsa revelation film winner of two Oscar awards®, Florian Zeller returns to directing with his second film, THE SONsecond work in the Zeller 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.
THE SON is produced by Ciné @, Embankment Films, Film4 And See-Saw Films and it is an exclusive for Italy Leone Film Group.
It will soon be distributed in Italian cinemas by 01 Distribution.
THE SON – Synopsis
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 of 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 thinking about how he would like his father to take care of him but in the meantime tries to juggle his new family and the prospect of an enticing political career in Washington. However, as he tries to make up for the mistakes of the past, he loses sight of Nicholas’ present. THE SON is a tale destined to resonate deeply in anyone who has had to fight for their family. What is the line between what is best for us and the responsibilities we have towards others and towards our children?