Pierre is seventeen and in the middle of puberty. He plays in a band, has sex at parties and secretly tries on women’s clothing and lipstick in front of a mirror. Ever since his father’s death, his mother Aracy has looked after him and his younger sister Jacqueline, spoiling them both. But when he discovers that she stole him from a hospital when he was a new born baby, Pierre’s life changes dramatically. In her new film, director Anna Muylaert explores the mother-child relationship through the eyes of a rebellious son whose whole world unravels overnight.
Pierre is a tall, dark and beautifully androgynous boy, who wears eyeliner, black lace panties, and has sex with boys and girls. His life turns upside down when his mother gets arrested for stealing him and his sister when they were born. Through DNA results, he locates his biological parents and returns to them, in a well-off family who warmly welcomes him – until he appears for a bowling game in a zebra-print mini dress.
Valladolid International Film Festival 2016: Best Actor, Best Director, and Rainbow Spike Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2016: Teddy award
Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival 2017
Supported by the Embassy of Brazil
Don’t Call Me Son
Director: Anna Muylaert
The movie will be screening at Outview Film Festival 2018