THE SON OF JOSEPH

The Son of Joseph begins with two young men poking a rat in a steel cage with a prod. The rat scurries from one part of the cage to the other, trying to evade the prod but his efforts are futile. At one point the rat starts to fight back, biting the rod. “Try poking his eyes out,” one tells the other. “I can’t,” the friend responds. “He’s too clever.” For the next 110 minutes, we are that rat and writer/director Eugène Green is the man prodding us with both his ideas and his style. Divided into chapters — ‘The … Continue reading THE SON OF JOSEPH