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Son of Joseph (Le Fils de Joseph)

Directed by Eugène Green

“Shot through with an intensely pleasurable intellectual playfulness, this is the American-born French director’s most accomplished and surprising film to date, boasting his trademark thoughtfulness and precision, yet also being almost puppyishly easy to love.” —Indiewire

A stylized comedic delight that weaves biblical references to Abraham, Isaac, Mary, and Joseph into the present day. The film tells the story of Vincent (newcomer Victor Ezenfis), a rebellious teenager searching for the father he has never known. Both serious and farcical, Son of Joseph employs director Eugène Green’s traditionally avant-garde techniques to new and winningly clever ends, managing to both embrace and undermine the gravity of paternity and theology. 2016, France/Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 115 minutes.

Funding

This presentation is made possible by generous support from the Bentson Foundation.