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Don't Call Me Son

Don't Call Me Son

Run Time: 82 Minutes


Wednesday, October 12th


9:00 PM

Based on a true story, this fast-paced and richly loaded Brazilian film tells the story of a crossdressing teenager named Pierre, who learns that he was kidnapped at birth. After the working-class woman who he’d thought was his mother is whisked away to jail, Pierre’s life is put in the hands of social workers, who force him to meet and move in with his affluent and traditional biological parents. Despite his life unraveling before his eyes, Pierre continues to explore his sexual and gender identity as a means to discovering who he is and where he truly belongs. 

Brazilian writer/director Anna Muylaert (THE SECOND MOTHER) invigorates the domestic drama with a potent mix of compassion, psychological acuity, and sparks of humor to depict the mother-child relationship through the eyes of a rebellious son who has his own designs for his life.  Newcomer Naomi Nero, who plays Pierre, is a real discovery, and in an uncanny casting move, both of Pierre's mothers are played by the magnificent Daniela Nefussi.

"…a poignant and energetic Brazilian drama that turns a potentially bleak subject into a warmhearted study of genetics, gender and the true meaning of home." Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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