Hugh Jackman's character, Peter, a prosperous New York lawyer, is faced with the challenge of dealing with his 17-year-old son's deep depression.
Why it matters
The film sheds light on the issue of mental health and the impact it has on individuals and their families. It highlights the importance of open conversations and support for those struggling with mental illness.
What the papers say
The Guardian describes the film as a 'laceratingly painful drama' that incrementally increases the agony without any relief. Vanity Fair mentions that Florian Zeller's work has a knack for evoking uncomfortable emotions from audiences. The sources highlight the emotional depth and impact of the film.
How we got here
Florian Zeller, known for his previous film 'The Father', based on his own stage play, continues to explore the complexities of family dynamics and mental health in 'The Son'.
More on these topics
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.
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.