A Kid (Le Fils de Jean)
France • 1h 38m
Directed by Philippe Lioret • Drama • With Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan • 2016 • 98 minutes
Contemporary French cinema’s great humanist, Philippe Lioret (‘Welcome‘) casts ‘Stranger by the Lake‘ star Pierre Deladonchamps as the lead of his latest film “A Kid” as Matthieu, a 33 year old Parisian who finds out that the father he never knew has died and decides to go to his funeral in order to meet his two siblings in Quebec. But once in Montréal, he realizes that nobody is aware of his existence or even interested in it. He is alone, in hostile territory. Filled with secrets, this story about one man’s coming to term with the foreign family he never knew he had is complex, with interconnected themes such as masculinity, family, paternity and filial devotion coiling in the layers underneath.
"Finely chiseled family drama that’s at once new and familiar, immersive and deeply poignant. It also showcases the always subtle and stirring acting of the soulful-looking Pierre Deladonchamps, the sensitive and striking lead of “Stranger by the Lake”, as well as a strong Quebec cast led by dignified veteran Gabriel Arcand (“The Dismantling”) and hot up-and-comer Pierre-Yves Cardinal (“Tom at the Farm”). Beautifully made family drama." —Hollywood Reporter
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