January 17, 2022


Showing: Wednesday, March 27 – 8:00 PM
Title: The Other Son
Year: 2012
Country: France
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OtherSonWebThe theme of identities switched at birth is an old and powerful one, and it begs the question: is who you are determined by your biological inheritance or by the influence of your environment? Joseph and Yassin live on the opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. When it is revealed that the young men were switched at birth, the chasm between their respective cultures—and their particular households—narrows, and we see that, despite religious and political divisions, people are people. 2012, France, 105 minutes, rated PG-13

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“The cast’s performances are so gut-wrenching (particularly from Emmanuelle Devos and Areen Omari as the boys’ equally empathic mothers) that the film’s hopeful message and abundance of heart prove impossible to resist.” – Matt Singer, Time Out New York

“It’s done persuasively enough that you wonder how you’d feel under similar circumstances.” – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

“This beautifully photographed drama is well-played throughout with great conscience without becoming heavy-handed.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News