Tunisian director Mohamed Ben Attia’s drama, selected to screen in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Dear Son is a critically acclaimed account of the father/son relationship. Co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, it tells the story of a Tunisian couple who have high hopes for their only son, only to discover he is training with ISIS in Syria. Attia’s well-observed, intimate family drama develops into a tale of familial crisis and a disaffected youth.
Three superb central performances anchor Dear Son, a familiar subject which still has the power to shock.Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director
Zakaria Ben Ayyed
Schedule & Tickets
|23 Feb 18:10||Sat 23rd Feb 2019||6:10pm||Light House Cinema|