The Son

Film/Video

The Son

The Son

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2002

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, June 6, 2003 7 PM
Sat, June 7, 2003 7 PM

"As assured and flawless a telling of sadness and joy as I have ever seen."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are in the forefront of contemporary European directors dealing explicitly with humanist and spiritual themes, as in their award-winning films La Promesse and Rosetta.

Perhaps their most compelling film yet, The Son focuses on a quiet carpentry instructor at a vocational center who becomes distressed when a new pupil, a 16-year-old boy and old acquaintance, is placed in his class.

An understated masterpiece, The Son is an "allegory of one man's inchoate desire to return good for evil," a film that Ïrequires a measure of faith" but ultimately "repays that trust" (Village Voice). (103 mins.)

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