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A Son

Release date NZ: 12 / 11 / 2020
Release date AUS: 02 / 07 / 2020
M NZ

Violence & offensive language

M AU

Mature themes, violence and coarse language

DIRECTED BY: Mehdi Barsaoui

STARRING: Sami Bouajila, Najila Ben Abdallah

RUN TIME: 95 Minutes

LANGUAGE: Arabic with English subtitles

GENRE: Drama

Tunisia, summer 2011. A holiday to the 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 - Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

"It's a film reminiscent of the work of Iranian master Asghar Farhadi, full of twists and turns as it puts its characters in increasingly tragic situations." - Cineuropa

"The evenhanded way in which the script gives equal space to husband and wife is one of the film’s chief satisfactions, and both actors inhabit their roles with a gripping degree of authenticity" - Variety

"
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

★★★★ "...an outstanding piece of filmmaking" - The Australian

SHOWING AT THESE NZ CINEMAS:

Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 12 November
Bridgeway, Auckland - From 12 November
Lido, Auckland - From 12 November
Rialto Newmarket, Auckland - From 12 November
The Vic, Auckland - From 12 November
Lido, Hamilton - From 12 November
Dome, Gisborne - From 13 November
Embassy 3, Whanganui - From 12 November
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 12 November
Light House Cinema Petone, Wellington - From 12 November
Light House Cinema Cuba, Wellington - From 12 November
Light House Cinema Pauatahanui, Wellington - From 12 November
Penthouse, Wellington - From 12 November
State, Nelson - From 12 November
The Gecko, Motueka - From 12 November
Alice, Christchurch - From 12 November
Lumiére, Christchurch - From 12 November
Movie Max Digital, Timaru - From 12 November
Ruby's, Wanaka - From 12 November
Rialto Dunedin, Dunedin - From 12 November