Starts Thu 23 Jul at:
A compelling and superb directorial debut that brings subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject.
Tunisia, summer of 2011. The holiday to Southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives as Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?
Arabic with English subtitles
Winner Venice Horizons Award Best Actor Sami Bouajila
Winner CIFF Arab cinema's Horizons Award & Sala Abu Seif Prize UNFPA Award
"Not many debuting directors are able to bring subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject, which is just one reason why Mehdi M. Barsaoui's superb "A Son" deserves significant attention." - Variety
"An exciting debut." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Suspenseful." - Screen International
"Full of twists and turns" - Cineeuropa
"An exciting debut from a new voice in Arab cinema." - Hollywood Reporter
"One of the most exciting movies I've seen in quite some time." - France24
"Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context." - The Hollywood Reporter