Father and Sons

Deux fils

US Premiere

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
4pm & 7:30pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Félix Moati 2019, 90 min.
With Vincent Lacoste, Benoît Poelvoorde, Mathieu Capella, Anaïs Demoustier
In French with English subtitles

Things are getting complicated in the Zuccarelli household: single father Joseph has given up his medical practice to pursue his unlikely dream of becoming a writer, his grown son Joachim pretends to pursue a Masters in psychiatry but mostly moons over his ex, and thirteen-year-old Ivan is undergoing a mystical conversion. Though the Zuccarellis have grown apart, they continue to look out for each other, including in the most inappropriate ways: Ivan sets Joachim up with his Latin tutor, while Joachim begs a publisher not to reject his father’s manuscript. As this delicate comedy reveals, family life is a balancing act… on constantly shifting ground.

“Refreshing and seductive, Félix Moati’s first film tenderly and humorously portrays a family chronicle tinged with melancholy.” — Libération

“In his first feature film, Félix Moati draws an imbalanced family with a fragile thread. By following this fragile trio, he enters the big leagues. Endearing.” — Le Figaro