A Son (2020)

  • Drama
  • 1h 35m
  • 2020

Tunisia, summer 2011. A holiday to the southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives - Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

“It’s a film reminiscent of the work of Iranian master Asghar Farhadi, full of twists and turns as it puts its characters in increasingly tragic situations.” - Cineuropa

“The evenhanded way in which the script gives equal space to husband and wife is one of the film’s chief satisfactions, and both actors inhabit their roles with a gripping degree of authenticity” - Variety

“Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context.” - The Hollywood Reporter

★★★★ “…an outstanding piece of filmmaking” - The Australian


Mehdi Barsaoui


Habib Attia


Marc Irmer


Mehdi Barsaoui


Amin Bouhafa


Antoine Héberlé

Film Editor

Camille Toubkis




Tunisia, France



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