Narrative Feature | 123 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Centerpiece Film

Directed by
Florian Zeller

Produced by
Joanna Laurie, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Florian Zeller, Christophe Spadone

Executive Producer
Hugh Jackman

Written by
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Anthony Hopkins

Sponsored by

East Coast Premiere

2022 | English | UK

THE SON is a searing portrait of today’s mental health crisis, as viewed through the lens of a fractured American family. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas (Zen McGrath) is struggling to cope after his parents’ divorce, leaving his mother Kate (Laura Dern) and father Peter (Hugh Jackman) at a loss. Although Peter tries to provide for his son in ways his own father (Anthony Hopkins) never did, he fails to see what’s right in front of him. With career-defining performances and razor-sharp storytelling, acclaimed novelist and playwright Florian Zeller (THE FATHER) crafts the second installment of his planned trilogy with authenticity and compassion. A Sony Pictures Classics release.