Summer in Paris. Vincent is a teenager living with his single mom, Marie, who, until now, has never revealed to him the identity of his father.
Eugène Green has been known at Bafici for more than a decade. His second feature, The Living World, was part of the International Competition in 2004, and later, the festival programmed all of his later work, which has an unmistakable authorial mark. The compositions, the way the characters talk, the links between different periods in time from the present. In Le Fils de Joseph, Green evokes the biblical tale in order to deliver a masterful, luminous comedy in which a young man decides to look for his father. Of course, his goal cannot be accomplished in the prefigured way. Because Green’s world of static frames was never as vital as it is in this film, in which he also laughs at some impostures of the contemporary art scene while telling a story about maturing and another about love. All of that and more in this perfect display of an artist with personality and in full use of his talent. JPF
D, G: Eugène Green F: Raphaël O’Byrne E: Valérie Loiseleux DA: Paul Rouschop S: Stéphane Thiébaut M: Adam Michna Otradovic, Emilio de Cavalieri, Domenico Mazzocchi P: Francine Jacob, Didier Jacob, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne CP: Coffee and Films, Les Films du Fleuve I: Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros
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He was born in New York in 1947, but moved to Paris to study literature, foreign-languages and art history and has been a French citizen since 1976. He directed The Living World (2003; Bafici ‘04), Correspondences (2007), A religiosa portuguesa (2009; Bafici ‘10) and La Sapienza (Bafici ‘15), among other films.