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(Le Fils de Jean)
In French and English with English subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|When told at age 33 that the father he never knew has died and he has two adult brothers in Quebec, a Frenchman travels to the "Belle Province" to finally meet his siblings in A Kid (Le Fils de Jean). The latest film from one of contemporary French cinema's great humanists, Philippe Lioret (Welcome, Don't Worry, I'm Fine), is a finely chiseled family drama that's at once new and familiar, immersive and deeply poignant. It also showcases the always subtle and stirring acting of the soulful-looking Pierre Deladonchamps, the sensitive and striking lead of Stranger by the Lake, as well as a strong Quebec cast led by dignified veteran Gabriel Arcand (The Dismantling) and hot up-and-comer Pierre-Yves Cardinal (Tom at the Farm).
Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Philippe Lioret
Philippe Lioret (born in 1955) is an award-winning French director whose most famous films include international success All Our Desires (2011) as well as Welcome (2009) that has previously featured in Espoo Ciné.
|Screenplay: Philippe Lioret & Nathalie Carter based on Jean-Paul Dubois' Si ce livre pouvait me rapprocher de toi
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Patrick Hivon
Production: Marielle Duigou & Philippe Lioret / Fin Août
Sales: Le Pacte