The Lesson

  • Release Date: July 7, 2023 (limited)
  • Genre: Thriller

  • Director: Alice Troughton
  • Producer(s): Judy Tossell, Cassandra Sigsgaard, Camille Gatin, Fabien Westerhoff
  • Writer(s): Alex MacKeith
  • Studio: Photon Films
  • Length: 1h 43m
  • Le Score Rotten Tomatoes®
    Tomatometer 75% Audience Score 70%


Unable to find inspiration for his newest piece, young author Liam (Daryl McCormack) takes on the titanic weight of tutoring the son of legendary writer J.M. Sinclair (Richard E. Grant) and his wife Hélène Sinclair (Julie Delpy). Reeling from the mysterious passing of their eldest son, the Sinclairs push Liam to work harder and invite him to stay on the estate grounds with them. Soon enough, lies big and small unfurl as a well-intentioned exercise quickly transforms into a saga of lust, betrayal, jealousy, and the quest for legacy-defining relevance. A battle of wits begins with everyone carrying much to lose.


Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack
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