The Quebec miniseries My son was selected at the Berlin Film Festival. Written and produced by Anne Boyer and Michel D’Astous (The blue Hour), the drama in six episodes directed by Mariloup Wolfe is part of the Berlinale Series Market, a new component which brings together “12 productions with strong international commercial potential”, underlines Variety.
This is the only North American series in the running. My son (or Son of Mine in English) appears alongside titles from Denmark, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany.
Taboo subject everywhere
Starring Antoine L’Écuyer, Élise Guilbault and Patrice Godin, My son traces the journey of a young man with schizophrenia. Offered on Club illico, the series premiered on TVA last fall.
Reached by phone, Michel D’Astous is delighted to have co-written a series with such a promising theme. “Mental illness is a taboo subject in all societies,” comments the author. It shows that we have put our finger on something. “
Two episodes of My son will be presented at the Festival, which will take place at the beginning of March.
According to Christine Maestracci, vice-president of acquisitions and international distribution at Quebecor Content, the Berlinale could serve as a springboard for My son abroad.
“This is great news. It is a recognition of the talent from here. “