Theatrical release of FORTUNATE SON (Ο Καλότυχος Γιος) in TORONTO: AUGUST 17 to 23!!
Original Greek & English version, with English subtitles
FORTUNATE SON is an autobiographical documentary by the son of Greek immigrants living in Canada. After overcoming a severe drug problem, and motivated by a search for happiness with his fiancee, filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos turns his gaze on his complicated, sometimes painful relationship with his overbearing mother and ailing father, and the patterns of dysfunction they share.
A rare and intimate glimpse into the life of an immigrant family, an immersion in Greek culture, and a universal story about parent-child relationships and the different kinds of love in a family, FORTUNATE SON follows the filmmaker from his childhood home in Montreal, to the Greek villages of his parents’ birth, and beyond...
"Tony Asimakopoulos’s Fortunate Son is a great movie...[An] extraordinary documentary about family dysfunction, conflict and – finally – reconciliation."
-Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette
"This important new personal documentary by Tony Asimakopoulos is a journey into the lives of a Greek-Canadian family that makes for a compulsive, sad, funny and profoundly moving experience. It is NOT to be missed."
-Greg Klymkiw, Canadian Film Corner
FB PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fortunate-Son/169807646462305
SHOWTIMES will be posted in early August! (Check the Carlton site then: http://www.rainbowcinemas.ca/A/?theatre=Carlton&)
FILMMAKER TONY ASIMAKOPOULOS WILL BE PRESENT FOR Q&A's ON AUG.17, 18 &19.
Presented by the TORONTO GREEK FILM RETROSPECTIVE