OaoOaoOaoOao AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
THE GOOD SON [Hyvä Poika]

Fleeing a wave of terrible press after a disastrous premiere, fading film star Leila (Elina Knihtilä, THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE) escapes to her serene lake house with her two sons. Brooding 17-year-old Ilmari (Samuli Niittymäki) is his mother's de facto bodyguard and confidant. But when she invites a rowdy group of friends over for the weekend, the neglected Ilmari begins to lash out. As Leila connects with a charming writer, asking him to stay a few extra days, Ilmari starts a relationship of his own with a quirky local waitress. This unsettling Oedipal drama features a standout performance from Niittymäki in his first leading role. Official Selection, 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

DIR/SCR Zaida Bergroth; SCR Jan Forsström; PROD Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Elli Toivoniemi. Finland, 2011, color, 88 min. In Finnish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Sun, Nov 6, 3:00; Mon, Nov 7, 7:15; Wed, Nov 9, 5:00


Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

Back to EU home