– [David 1] My son has gone missing.
Nicolas Sheff. S-H-E-F-F. – [Man] There is no one by that name, sir.
There are moments that I look at him, this kid that I raised,
who I thought I knew inside and out, and I wonder who he is. – [Timothée] There’s an ease in
stereotyping addiction, that it’s a comfort to think it couldn’t
happen to you or your family, but that it’s really a very human thing. – [Felix] It’s a very emotional story.
It’s an emotional roller coaster of a family going through a, you know,
a hard time. – [Luke] The books were magnificent.
I read the books and recognised how authentic they were.
It felt like not only could we possibly make a good film, but we could tell people
that there are ways of surviving addiction. – [David 2] We told this story about 10
years ago about, you know, sort of the most harrowing 10 years of our
lives. My son almost died many times, and now to see this is just remarkable. – [Steve] I guess I hope it’ll start some
sort of conversation. It’s such a relevant thing right now.
It’s a very pressing issue and it’d be nice if at least people talked about it
somewhat after they saw it. – I was here a couple of years ago four
“Lion,” and I feel as closely connected to this film. Being at the London Film
Festival is an excellent feeling. ♪ [music] ♪