First trailer for Bad Sisters star's critically-acclaimed new movie

flora and son starring eve hewson
First trailer for Bad Sisters star's new movieDavid Cleary - Apple

Eve Hewson's acclaimed musical dramedy Flora and Son has released an extended first trailer.

Written and directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again), the film was presented at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is now set for a limited cinema run and a worldwide Apple TV+ release.

The film stars Hewson as single mum Flora. She lives in Dublin with her rebellious teenage son Max (Orén Kinlan), who engages in minor crimes. Advised by the police to find Max a hobby to keep him from the streets, Flora rescues an old guitar for him to learn to play.

flora and son with eve hewson and oren kinlan as flora and max

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When she realises her son is more interested in rap than he is in learning tabs, Flora will tackle the instrument herself with the help of Los Angeles-based online guitar teacher Jeff, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Lesson after lesson, Flora and Jeff develop a bond, with the young mum also finding a way to connect to her son through music.

The cast is rounded out by Jack Reynor, Sophie Vavasseur and Kelly Thornton.

The film has earned generally positive reviews, currently sitting at a 95% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

flora and son starring eve hewson and joseph gordon levitt
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Critics are calling the movie "beautiful" and "charming," with praise for Hewson's performance and the musical numbers.

The actress, also seen in Behind Her Eyes on Netflix, is confirmed to return for a second season of Apple TV+'s hit series Bad Sisters.

Flora and Son will have a limited cinema run in the US from September 22 and in Ireland from February 23, 2024. It will become available to stream worldwide, with the exception of Ireland, on September 29.

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