The Son of Joseph

The American-born expatriate filmmaker Eugène Green exists in his own special artistic orbit. His latest movie, The Son of Joseph, is perhaps his most buoyant. A... Read more

The Son of Joseph

Directed by Eugène Green

Year: 2016
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French
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The Son of Joseph

Cast
Victor Ezenfis
Natacha Régnier
Fabrizio Rongione
Mathieu Amalric

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Directed by Eugène Green
Produced by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne


The American-born expatriate filmmaker Eugène Green exists in his own special artistic orbit. His latest movie, The Son of Joseph, is perhaps his most buoyant. A nativity story reboot that gently skewers French cultural pretensions, it features newcomer Victor Ezenfis as a discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with Mathieu Amalric and Fabrizio Rongione as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and Natacha Régnier as his single mother.

Reviews

"Droll, adorable...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 

"Green makes films for anyone willing to enter his peculiar universe of expressive purity and (mostly) suspended cynicism, to which “Joseph” reps one of his most beguiling invitations." -Variety  

"Utterly delightful slow-motion farce lopes through revelations of identities...Just lovely." -Fandor

"Jocular art house fun with a serious message at its core." -The Hollywood Reporter 



Awards

  • Winner Best Actor (Victor Ezenfis) and Best Script, Seville European Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Austin Film Society Austin 1500264000July 17, 2017
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema Boston 1490328000March 24 - March 30, 2017
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1489723200March 17 - March 23, 2017
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1489723200March 17 - March 23, 2017
Landmark Mayan Theatre Denver 1489723200March 17 - March 23, 2017
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1487912400February 24 - February 26, 2017
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1487826000February 23 - February 24, 2017
The Screen Santa Fe 1487307600February 17 - February 23, 2017
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1485493200January 27 - January 29, 2017
Walker Art Center Minneapolis 1484888400January 20 - January 22, 2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1484283600January 13 - January 19, 2017
Virginia Film Festival Charlottesville 1478145600November 3 - November 6, 2016
Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal 1476158400October 11 - October 16, 2016
Orca's Island Film Festival Eastsound 1476072000October 10, 2016
New York Film Festival New York 1475208000September 30 - October 16, 2016
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival Vancouver 1475121600September 29 - October 14, 2016


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