The Son of Joseph

Friday, January 20 | 5:30 pm

Saturday, January 21 | 8 pm

Sunday, January 22 | 5:30 pm


Nobody makes films quite like Eugène Green. Credited with helping to revive the French Baroque theatre—a style where actors speak directly to their audiences—Green has since developed a cinematic form to match in films such as La Sapienza (2014), a surprise success at OKCMOA in 2015. Featuring Green’s singular approach to directing actors, along with his all-consuming interest in the Baroque period and his taste for French-language puns, The Son of Joseph tells the story of Vincent, a fifteen-year-old boy who doesn’t know his father’s identity. Vincent soon succeeds in unraveling the mystery, while also making the acquaintance of the bighearted Joseph, who happily takes the wayward teen under his wing. Influenced substantially by the “transcendental” cinema of Robert Bresson, The Son of Joseph is a warm and moving, if also irreverent and wildly anachronistic testament to the workings of an invisible God. The Son of Joseph co-stars Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Venus in Furs) and The Dreamlife of Angels’s Natacha Régnier.


Director Eugène Green 2016 France 115 minutes NR DCP

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