The Son of Joseph

The Son of Joseph
  • 2016
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Eugène Green
  • Written by: Eugène Green
  • Cast: Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Vincent (Ezenfis) is an angry teenager desperate to know the identity of his father, because his mother Marie (Régnier) won’t tell him. An oddly beguiling mixture of fragile emotional connections wrapped up in endless Biblical references; amusing, astringent and absurdist.

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The Son of Joseph

12 Dec 20163 stars

Biblical references abound in this typically idiosyncratic offering from Eugène Green

The films of Eugène Green (La Sapienza, The Portuguese Nun) are very much an acquired taste. There is a starchy formality to his direction and a disconcerting artificiality to characters who never seem to speak like real people. In more conventional…

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