The Son

Immersive family drama by Florian Zeller (The Father) about a businessman trying to be a better father to his depressed teenage son. With Hugh Jackman.

NB: The screening of THE SON will be preceded by the short film FLY (Patty Stenger, Netherlands 2022, 3 min.).
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Peter and Beth are euphoric after the birth of their first child. Their little family is about to unexpectedly expand, however, with the arrival of Nicholas, Peter’s adolescent son from his previous marriage to Kate. Nicholas suffers from severe depression, which manifests in uncontrollable tears, withdrawal from social activities, and worse. It has become too painful for Kate, who has run out of options and hopes that Nicholas’s interest in his new sibling will lift his spirits and prevent him from tumbling headlong back into despair.

THE SON was adapted by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton from Zeller’s internationally acclaimed play, one in a trilogy that also includes THE FATHER. While its theatrical roots can be detected in its mastery of structure and character development, THE SON is a wholly cinematic experience, with its immersive use of New York locations, its engrossing weave of realism and subjective point of view, and its attention to nuances of behaviour, drawing detailed performances from its powerhouse cast, which also includes Anthony Hopkins, who won his second Oscar for his work in THE FATHER. (source:

Florian Zeller, UK, France, 2022, 123 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Anthony Hopkins.