Fortunate Son (2011)
1h 18min · Documentary, Biography, Drama · 17 November 2011
FORTUNATE SON is an autobiographical feature documentary about the echoes of depression and drug addiction. Over a decade ago, filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos fell into a hole of severe drug use and nearly destroyed himself. Only recently did he discover the extent to which he shattered the lives of his Greek immigrant parents. Using a camera as a psychological probe, he looks at himself, his parents and his new fiancee, slowly uncovering layers of pain that still linger, and begins to understand his family's legacy of fear, anger and negativity - which he still has to overcome. A film about faith, despair, escape and renewal, FORTUNATE SON follows the filmmaker from his childhood home in Montreal, to the Greek villages of his parents' birth, and beyond...
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