Le Fils de Jean (A Kid)
France/Canada, Feature Film, 2016, 98 min
This is the latest film from Philippe Lioret, one of French cinema’s greatest directors. At 35, Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him that he was the fruit of a one-night stand. One morning in his Parisian flat, Mathieu receives a call from Pierre, his father’s best friend, telling him his father has died. Mathieu decides to go to the funeral and meet the two Canadian brothers he just found out he had. In Montreal, nobody is aware of his existence, and Mathieu realizes he is in unknown territory. Filled with secrets, this fascinating story is about one man’s coming to terms with the family he never knew.
Directed by Philippe Lioret