Don’t Call Me Son

  • Thur Mar 2
    7:00
  • Sun Mar 5
    4:30
    $5.50 all
Don’t Call Me Son
director:
Anna Muylaert
cast:
Dani Nefussi, Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho

Brazil’s Muylaert (The Second Mother) returns with another striking film pushing at the boundaries of class and family, this time piling in gender and sexuality. “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 (and his ‘sister’) 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 shows up in a zebra-print mini dress.” (Film Forum) “Working with a terrific cast—first-timer Nero is a real discovery—Muylaert makes all the traumatic twists in the story feel both natural and almost casual at times, as if we’re watching everyday people whose lives have suddenly been transformed into a telenovela plot.” (Hollywood Reporter)

website: zeitgeistfilms.com/film/dontcallmeson

Ithaca premiere
format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 22 minutes
release year/country
2106 Brazil
subtitled