In a heartwarming tale of love, music, and family bonding, “Flora and Son” is set to make its highly-anticipated debut in theaters on September 22, followed by its arrival on Apple TV+ on September 29. The film, which takes place against the picturesque backdrop of Ireland, follows the touching journey of Flora and her teenage son Max, who also happens to be a small-time thief. But it’s not just a story of misadventures; it’s a celebration of the transformative power of music.
Bringing this poignant tale to life is a talented cast led by Eva Hewson, whose remarkable performances in acclaimed films like “Bridge of Spies” and “Blood Ties” have won the hearts of audiences worldwide. In “Flora and Son,” she effortlessly embodies the character of Flora, captivating viewers with her charisma and emotional depth. Not a stranger to the Apple TV+ platform, Hewson has also left a lasting impression with her role in the enthralling series “Bad Sisters.”
Opposite Hewson, the film stars the incredibly versatile Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known for his unforgettable performances in movies like “Looper” and “Snowden.” In “Flora and Son,” he takes on the role of Jeff, an online guitar teacher based in Los Angeles, whose path intertwines with Flora and Max’s. Gordon-Levitt’s exceptional acting prowess promises to add a unique dimension to the film, making it a must-watch for his fans and movie enthusiasts alike. Prior to this, the actor also showcased his writing and acting skills in the Apple TV+ comedy-drama series “Mr. Corman.”
Under the masterful direction of John Carney, “Flora and Son” unfolds as a beautiful tapestry of emotions, humor, and soulful music. Carney, acclaimed for his work as a showrunner and executive producer of “Modern Love,” has a natural flair for storytelling that tugs at the heartstrings.
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The film initially premiered at the prestigious 2023 Sundance Film Festival, garnering praise for its touching narrative and outstanding performances. As part of Apple TV+’s impressive lineup of original films, “Flora and Son” stands tall among cinematic gems like the Oscar-winning “CODA” and the eagerly awaited historical action-epic “Napoleon.”
Mark your calendars for a delightful cinematic experience as “Flora and Son” hits theaters on September 22, offering an emotional rollercoaster that explores the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son, set to the healing melodies of the music.