Son, A (Bik Eneich - Un Fils) 95 mins

  • Son, A
  • Son, A
  • Son, A
  • Son, A

Starts Thu 23 Jul at:
Luna Leederville

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 for 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

4stars
"Searing drama an outstanding debut."
Weekend Australian
"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."
Hollywood Reporter

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