You Will Be My Son

You’ll be my son is a 2010 French drama film directed by Gilles Legrand, starring Niels Arestrup and Lorànt Deutsch. It was written by Legrand, Sandrine Cayron, and Delphine de Vigan and released in France on the 24 August 2011. Arestrup plays Paul de Marseul, a passionate and demanding winemaker unsatisfied with the prospect of his son, Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over his vineyard. He dreams of a more talented one, and finds him in the shape of Phillipe (Nicolas Bridet), the son of his steward, François (Patrick Chesnais). de Marseul lavishes attention and praise on Phillipe, all the time degrading Martin’s achievements, eventually inviting Phillipe rather than his own son to attend his investiture in the Legion d’honneur. Le Figaro gave the film three out of four stars and called it “a great vintage”.

Demain dès l’aube (Tomorrow at Dawn)

Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play becomes real.

Among The Living

Youngsters, Victor, Dan and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon a horrific vision: a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But before they can escape, they see something hidden for years, something they were not meant to see. Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, the boys try to alert the police. Unfortunately, their past record of unruly behaviour discredits them and the police do not follow up on their tipoff. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them, one after another. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]