Dear Son

Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia
  • Tunisia / Belgium / France / Qatar
  • 1hr 44min
  • 2018
  • Arabic with English Subtitles

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

Mohamed Dhrif
Mouna Mejri
Zakaria Ben Ayyed

Schedule & Tickets

23 Feb 18:10 Light House Cinema