My Son

Synopsis

Estranged from his family and now living abroad, dedicated geologist Julien receives a phone message from his ex-wife, Marie, announcing that their 7-year-old son has disappeared while on a camping trip in the woods. Wracked with guilt and desperate to find his son, Julien frantically plunges into that mission with a vengeance. Guillaume Canet gives the film a taut, seething edge, as Julien, and Melanie Laurent is moving as his grieving wife, Marie. Perhaps most compelling is the fact that director Christian Carion devised a plan whereby Canet improvised his scenes, in chronological order, not knowing what was in store for him at each narrative turn — a tactic that injects the thriller with enormous tension and suspense.

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Showtimes

ATLANTA - Opening May 24 - Landmark Midtown

BERKELEY - Now playing - Landmark Shattuck

BOSTON - Opening May 31 - Landmark Kendall Square

DENVER - Opening May 24 - Landmark Chez Artiste

MINNEAPOLIS - Opening May 24 - Landmark Lagoon

NEW YORK - May 10-12 & 17-19 - FIAF Florence Gould Hall

NEW YORK - Now playing - Quad Cinema

PHILADELPHIA - Opening May 24 - Landmark Ritz

SAN FRANCISCO - Now playing - Landmark Opera Plaza

WASHINGTON D.C. - Opening May 24 - Landmark West End