Beautiful Boy

2018

Directed By:

Felix van Groeningen

Starring:

Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet

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"I found this incredibly moving. The desperate story of a father trying to manage his son’s addiction problem was a wonderfully dramatic exploration of the dynamic that exists between all parents and their children; that cognitive dissonance between wanting to nurture and guide your child, but at the same time realising they must be free to take risks to become themselves. My own parental paranoia was very much a drive for The Blue Hour, that sense that no matter how much you buffer and protect there’s a darkness lurking just beyond your field of vision." - Brett Anderson, The Guardian, February 2021

Beautiful Boy

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Film Club Event Date: 

28 March 2021