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DON’T CALL ME SON (Brazil)
September 10, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
WEST COAST PREMIERE
“Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him at birth. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, he’s returned to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back — at least until he joins them at a bowling alley in a zebra-print mini dress. The turmoil of adolescence is plumbed with wit and compassion by writer/director Anna Muylaert, whose earlier film, The Second Mother, also dealt with familial loyalty and class tensions. Actress Dani Nefussi gives completely believable knock-out performances in the role of bothmothers, and newcomer Naomi Nero makes short shrift of anyone’s expectations as a broodingly intense, potentially volcanic six-footer in stiletto heels.” –Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum
Running Time: 82 min
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Anna Muylaert (‘The Second Mother’, ‘Chamada a Cobrar’)
Written by: Anna Muylaert
FESTIVALS: Several festivals in 2016, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the International Festival of Melbourne.
Don’t Call Me Son will open in New York on November 2, 2016 before playing around the country.