I adored this film!
I'd wanted to see "The Son of Joseph" (Le fils de Joseph) since it made the festival circuit last year. I loved it so much that I'm still thinking about it nearly a week later. It's unique, interesting, cringe-inducing, and the cinematography is fascinating. If you've seen Eugène Green's "La Sapienza," it is nearly identical stylistically. At times actors directly face the camera while talking to one another, and their movements and language can be stilted and self-conscious.
A brooding teenager, Vincent, laments that he doesn't know who his father is, and finds a note that reveals he is not a man named Joseph, as the title goes, but Oscar (Mathieu Amalric). Oscar is a wealthy boor. Vincent strikes up a friendship with Joseph (Fabrizio Rangione), whom he doesn't realize is Oscar's brother. His mother's name is Marie (~Mary), the man's is Joseph, and such begins our intellectually-quirky nativity story.
If you're turned on by cinema, this is for you. You'll think and feel and perhaps laugh - from its style, characters, performances, and the way the plot unfolds and pulls together the pieces. There's also some suspense with the whole who's-his-daddy thing and how Vincent, Joseph, Oscar, and Marie might learn what each doesn't know about their relationships to one another.