Le fils de Joseph

The Son of Joseph

 
Vincent, an adolescent, has been raised lovingly by his mother, Marie, but she has always refused to reveal who his father is. He finally discovers that it’s a certain Oscar Pormenor, an egoistic and cynical Parisian publisher. Vincent develops a violent plan of revenge, but his meeting with Joseph, a man living on the fringe of society, has a profound impact on his life, as well as that of his mother.

Director's Biography
EUGÈNE GREEN, born in New York, USA, in 1947, is a French filmmaker and writer. Since 1969, he has been living in Paris, where he studied French literature and art history. In 1977, he founded the Théâtre de la Sapience in Paris. Green completed his debut film, Toutes les nuits, in 2001. // Films (selection): Toutes les nuits (2001), Le Monde vivant (The Living World, 2003, CE’04), Le Pont des arts (The Bridge of Arts, 2004), La religiosa portuguesa (The Portuguese Nun, 2009), La Sapienza (2014), Le fils de Joseph (The Son of Joseph, 2016)
European Panorama Fiction 2017
Eugène Green
France / Belgium 2016
color
115 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Eugène Green
Cinematography Raphaël O’Byrne
Editing Valérie Loiseleux
Sound/Sounddesign Stéphane Thiébaut, Benoît de Clerck
With Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Julia de Gasquet, Jacques Bonnaffé
Producer(s) Francine Jacob, Didier Jacob (Coffee and Films, FR) Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Les Films du Fleuve, BE)
Production
Coffee and Films 147 rue Léon-Maurice Nordmann 75013 Paris, France contact@coffeeandfilms.com www.coffeeandfilms.com
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016 Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere In Kooperation mit dem Österreichischen Filmmuseum / In cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum