The films that will be released in theaters this week are characterized by difficult parent-child relationships. In Honey Boy , actor Shia LaBeouf processes his difficult childhood by playing his hard-hearted father, a former criminal. In Das Vorspiel , a violin teacher draws a talented student to her own son, and in La Vérité , the daughter of a French film star is fed up with her mother always demanding all the attention. These are the movies that hit theaters this week.

La Vérité - drama

Fabienne Dangeville is a famous French film actress who is loved by her fans and film critics. Because her memoirs will be published soon, her daughter Lumir will return to Paris with her family from New York. Lumir soon notices that her mother has not changed a bit: she still wants to be in the spotlight and attracts all the attention. When she reads her mother's memoirs, Lumir is surprised at how much of it is made up. The reunion of mother and daughter culminates in a violent confrontation, in which hidden traumas emerge.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Ethan Hawke
  • Spoken language: French, English
  • Kijkwijzer: all ages

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Watch the trailer of La Vérité here

Honey Boy - drama

The Honey Boy movie was written by Shia LaBeouf. The American actor and director shows in this that he became famous as a young film actor and ended up in a rehabilitation clinic as an adult. He himself plays the role of his criminal father, with whom he lived in a dirty motel and had a difficult bond. With the film, LaBeouf hopes to process the memories of his childhood.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Alma Har'el
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Laura San Giacomo, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Natasha Lyonne
  • Spoken language: English
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+

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Watch the Honey Boy trailer here

Das Vorspiel - drama

Anna Bronsky is a strict, demanding violin teacher at a prestigious conservatory. Her son Jonas also plays the violin under pressure from his mother, although he would rather play ice hockey. One day Anna meets the talented young violinist Alexander during an audition. She takes him under her wing and puts more and more time and attention into the guidance of Alexander. Slowly she loses contact with her son and husband. Then on the exam day a tragic accident takes place with far-reaching consequences.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Ina Weisse
  • Cast: Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Jens Albinus
  • Spoken language: German
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+

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Watch the trailer of Das Vorspiel here

Fjord - nature documentary

Fjord is about the impressive Norwegian sea coves, where a rich underwater world full of coral reefs and luminous sea creatures hides under the water surface.

  • Genre: nature film
  • Director: Jan Haft
  • Spoken language: English
  • Kijkwijzer: all ages

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Watch the Fjord trailer here