DON'T CALL ME SON | Mae So Ha Uma
Directed by: Anna Muylaert | Narrative Feature | 82 min | Portuguese | East Coast PremiereAbout the Film
Anna Muylaert delivers a knockout coming-of-age drama about personal identity, family loyalty, and class tensions in her powerful film DON’T CALL ME SON. With wit and compassion, Muylaert effortlessly follows seventeen-year-old Pierre (Naomi Nero) as he receives the shocking news that his loving, working-class mother kidnapped him at birth. Adding to the confusion, Pierre likes to wear eyeliner and women’s clothing, and is experimenting with his sexuality. When forced to move in with his bourgeois biological parents, who surround him with a well-intentioned but stifling embrace, Pierre must navigate between figuring out who he is and where he belongs.