SON may not win points for narrative originality, but it makes up for that with a distinct visual style and palpable dread. It’s not what happens that makes SON work so well, but how Kavanagh once again delivers potent chills and an ominous atmosphere. Matichak imbues a straightforward earnestness that gives emotional stakes. For a movie that hinges on a ferocious mother’s determination to save her child, she brings Laura right up to evil’s edge without ever losing authenticity along the way, culminating in an unforgettable conclusion that leaves a mark. (Meagan Navarro,

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Son (2020) - Never Grow Old (2019) - The Canal (2014) - The Fading Light (2009) - Tin Can Man (2007)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2021
Ivan Kavanagh
Ireland / USA 2020
97 minutes
Screenplay Ivan Kavanagh
Cinematography Piers McGrail
Editing Robin Hill
Sound/Sounddesign Aza Hand
Music Aza Hand
With Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch, Luke David Blumm, Cranston Johnson
Producer(s) AnneMarie Naughton, Louis Tisné, René Bastian
Park Films, Elastic, Belladonna
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
??? Dublin International Film Festival 2021 ???
In cooperation with SLASH.