Apple Original Film is set to unveil a heartwarming tale of a mother, her son, and the magic of music in the upcoming film, Flora and Son. Directed and written by the renowned John Carney, this film promises to be a touching exploration of familial bonds, personal growth, and the transformative power of melodies.
A Mother-Son Duo in Search of Harmony
The narrative revolves around Flora, played by the talented Eve Hewson, a single mother grappling with the challenges of raising her rebellious teenage son, Max, portrayed by Orén Kinlan. As Max’s behavior becomes increasingly concerning, the police suggest that Flora find a way to channel his energy positively. Enter a worn-out acoustic guitar, which becomes the unexpected bridge between Max’s turbulent emotions and a newfound passion.
With the guidance of a once-celebrated LA musician, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, both Flora and Max embark on a musical journey. As they strum chords and pen lyrics, they not only discover the therapeutic essence of music but also rebuild their strained relationship.
Flora and Son boasts of a stellar ensemble that brings the story to life. Alongside Hewson, Kinlan, and Gordon-Levitt, the film features Jack Reynor in a pivotal role. The movie’s soulful narrative is the brainchild of John Carney, known for his knack for weaving music into compelling storylines.
Behind the scenes, the film has been brought to fruition by producers Peter Cron, Rebbeca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole, Anthony Bregman, and John Carney. The executive production team includes Cathleen Dore, Milan Popelka, and Alison Cohen, ensuring that the film’s essence is captured beautifully. The film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to be released at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2023.
For those who appreciate a blend of drama, emotion, and soul-stirring music, Flora and Son is a must-watch. The film is set to premiere in select theaters on September 22, 2023, and will be available for streaming globally on Apple TV+ on September 29, 2023.
About Flora and Son
Release: In select theaters on September 22, 2023, and globally on Apple TV+ on September 29, 2023
Directed By: John Carney
Written By: John Carney
Produced By: Peter Cron, Rebbeca O’ Flanagan, Robert Walpole, Anthony Bregman, John Carney
Executive Produced By: Cathleen Dore, Milan Popelka, Alison Cohen
Cast: Eve Hewson, Jack Reynor, Orén Kinlan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with a beat-up acoustic guitar. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. From the musical mind of John Carney, “Flora and Son” explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony.
Are you excited to witness Flora and Max’s musical journey in Flora and Son? How do you feel about John Carney’s latest creation? Will you be tuning in on Apple TV+ come September 29? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on social media!