In the Name of the Son
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    In the Name of the Son

    Au Nom du Fils

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    Belgium, France


    80 min

    • French


    Elisabeth de la Baie seems to have it all. Married with two beautiful boys, she’s devoutly Catholic, living in harmony with her beliefs and spreading the word by hosting a call-in show on Christian radio. But when the violent death of her husband at a spiritual “boot camp” is followed by her thirteen-year-old son’s revelation of abuse at the hands of Father Achille, her former co-host, all certainties crumble. What if God wasn’t on side with the faithful after all? Winner of the Silver Méliès for best European film at Neuchâtel, AU NOM DU FILS is a bitingly black satire that takes on organized religion with striking vehemence and savage humour. Belgian filmmaker and master provocateur Vincent Lannoo (Strass, Ordinary Man, Little Glory) delivers his own subversive gospel, ruthlessly lambasting the hypocrisy, intolerance, fundamentalism and blindness that can stem from certain creeds. A scathing indictment carried superbly by Astrid Whettnal, astonishing in her mix of simplicity and brutality, gentleness and angry determination.


    • Golden Méliès for Best European Fantastic Film - Sitgès IFFF
    • Silver Méliès - Neuchatel IFFF
    • Public Award - Absurde Séance Festival Nantes


    Vincent Lannoo

    Vincent Lannoo


    Vincent Lannoo is a Belgian film director, born in 1970 in Brussels. Student film at IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion ) he directed his first short film , MEILLEURS VOEUX , followed in 1995 by NATHAN , his graduation film , and X-MAS IN SPACE . In 1998, he staged J'ADORE LE CINEMA, a fiction film of 10 minutes set in a school and filmed as a documentary . He won the Iris Gold and Silver Star for Best European Short at the International Film Festival of Brussels. In 2002 , he realized , with a tiny budget , the 20th movie DOGME, STRASS, feature film skillfully mixes fiction and reality in a theater school . Three years later , Ordinary man follows the life of a family well in every respect and one day kill a man in a fit of rage. The film brings together Carlo Ferrante, Christine Grulois Stefan Liberski and Olivier Gourmet. In 2010 , Vincent Lannoo films Julien Doré for his first comedy VAMPIRES , a docu-drama that focuses on a community of Belgian vampires. IN THE NAME OF THE SON won the Golden Méliès for Best European Fantastic Film at the Sitges IFF in 2013. PAPER SOULS, his latest features, garnered favorable reviews upon release as well.

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