Estonian premiere

The Son

Local title
Poeg
Title in Russian
Сын
Original title
The Son
Director
Florian Zeller
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
drama, adapted screenplay
Subject
family relations

A drama that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart.

"The Son" centers on Peter (Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) appears with their son Nicholas (McGrath), who is now a teenager.

The young man has been missing from school for months and is troubled, distant, and angry. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have liked his own father to have taken care of him while juggling work, his and Beth's new son, and the offer of his dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto the Nicholas in the present.

"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" (PÖFF 2020).

Director
Florian Zeller
Screenwriter
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Hugh Quarshie, Anthony Hopkins
Producer
Joanna Laurie, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
DoP
Ben Smithard
Editor
Yorgos Lamprinos
Composer
Hans Zimmer
Production
See-Saw Films production, Inthevoid Production
Distributor
ACME Film
World sales
Embankment Films
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
Estonian, Russian
Other festivals
Venice, Toronto, London

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Screenings

2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening081103 / Poeg
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening122301 / Poeg
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151103 / Poeg
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
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