Honey Boy

Original title: Honey Boy
Director: Alma Har'el
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne, Laura San Giacomo
Country: United States
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 93
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: FALCON a.s.
Section: Main Competition

Based on actor Shia LaBeouf's own script, the film tells the story of his tumultuous childhood and growing up, the path to fame, and his eventual breakdown in adulthood. LaBeouf rose to the considerable, yet therapeutic challenge and portrayed his own abusive father. He attempts to reconcile with him through the film and rediscover his inner balance. This biographical drama explores the therapeutic possibilities of art and shows imagination as a way to preserve hope.

Alma Har'el

The Israeli director and producer, mainly of music videos, established her reputation with her documentary feature debut Bombay Beach which won the Best Documentary Award at Tribeca festival. Her live-action debut Sladký chlapec won the Special Jury Award for an international live-action film for its unique vision and craft at Sundance.

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