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DIRECTOR: Felix Van Groeningen

WITH: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan

Based on the critically acclaimed 2008 memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, Beautiful Boy is a harrowing film about a father’s torment at witnessing his son’s downward spiral, succumbing to the effects of crystal meth and heroin. Actors Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet excel in the roles of David and his son Nic, delivering a marvellously sensitive, largely quiet tour de force, as they take us on a journey of love, pain and hope, navigating through moments of happiness and of utter despair, moments of rehab and relapse. A truly inspiring story of survival and recovery as a family copes with addiction over many years.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.