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The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre Presents: The Son of Joseph

The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2016 film The Son of Joseph/Le Fils de Joseph by Eugène Green.

A nativity story reboot that gently skewers French cultural pretensions, The Son of Joseph is filmmaker Eugène Green (LA SAPIENZA) at his most buoyant. Newcomer Victor Ezenfis is a discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with Mathieu Amalric and Fabrizio Rongione as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and Natacha Régnier as his single mother. The Son of Joseph is where divine seriousness rubs against bizarre comedy, where theology meets caricature, an intriguing and masterful new work, anachronistic and innovative in equal measure.

In French with English subtitles

The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5Monde.