The Son explores the challenges faced by a parent dealing with their child's mental health issues.
Why it matters
The film sheds light on the impact of mental health on families and the difficulties parents face in supporting their children. It highlights the need for better understanding and support for individuals and families dealing with mental health issues.
What the papers say
The Guardian describes The Son as a solid and affecting domestic drama, praising Hugh Jackman's performance. The Independent criticizes the film for its execution and storytelling, while The New Statesman highlights Florian Zeller's previous success with The Father. The articles provide different perspectives on the film's strengths and weaknesses.
How we got here
Florian Zeller previously adapted his stage play, The Father, into a critically acclaimed film about dementia. The Son is part of a trilogy of plays by Zeller that explore family dynamics and disorders.
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Florian Zeller is a French novelist, playwright and director. He won the prestigious Prix Interallié in 2004 for his novel La Fascination du pire and several awards for his plays.
The Son is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2018 play Le Fils, which is part of a trilogy that also includes Le Père and The Mother.
The Father is a 2020 drama film co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012 play Le Père. A French-British co-production, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams, and fo