The Son

FAST FORWARD 2022 / Projections:
10/12/2021 / 20:00 / Montenegrin Music Center / Podgorica

The Son

Florian Zeller / France, UK / 2022 / 123′

Director: Florian Zeller
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton
Based on the play by: Florian Zeller
Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos
Music: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Ben Smithard
Production: Film 4, Ingenious Media, Cross City Films, Embankment Films, See-Saw Films, Inthevoid Production
Producers: Iain Canning, Carl Hartman, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Florian Zeller, Cristopher Spadone
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Zen McGrath


A cautionary tale that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. The Son centers on Peter, whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth is upended when his ex-wife Kate appears at his door to discuss their son Nicholas, who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is deeply troubled. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his own father to have taken care of him while juggling his and Beth’s new son, and at work he gets an offer of a dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present.


Florian Zeller is a French writer and director. He is, according to the Times, “the most exciting playwright of our time”. He has written more than 10 plays, which have been staged in more than 45 countries. Zeller won the prestigious Prix Interallié in 2004 for his third novel, Fascination of Evil. His plays include: L’Autre, Le Manège, Si tu mourais, nominated for a Globe de Cristal, Elle t’attend, La Vérité, La Mère (The Mother, Molière Award for Best Play in 2011) and Le Père (The Father, Molière Award for Best Play in 2014). His play The Father is one of the outstanding hits of recent years. It has won several awards in Paris, London, and New York. The Father is his first film as a director.


  • Venice International Film Festival ( Italy) – Nominee for Best Film (Golden Lion)