Le pere de mes enfants
Director: Mia Hanson-Løve
Cast: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alice Gautier, Manelle Driss, Eric Elmosnino
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: France
“Deeply intelligent, superbly invigorating.”
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
“Mature, perceptive & deeply moving.”
Lynden Barber, ABC LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
“Filled with feeling, so affecting… A tale of cinema that’s also a love story about a family.”
Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Extraordinarily empathetic. A film of love, joy, sadness and hope that understands how complex our emotions are and does beautiful justice to them.”
Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Grégoire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) has it all – a wife and three delightful daughters he adores and a stimulating job that he’s devoted to; he’s a film producer. Discovering new talent and developing projects is what drives and fulfills him.
On the surface Grégoire seems invincible, maintaining humour and charm as he juggles the never-ending demands of his company with his domestic responsibilities. But passion can also lead to obstinacy, and when Grégoire’s reserves – financial and emotional – reach a dramatic tipping point, his beautiful wife Sylvia (Chiara Caselli) and children share in the repercussions…
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, director Mia Hanson-Løve’s compassionate drama reaffirms her status as one of the most exciting young talents to emerge from France in recent memory. Engaging, restrained and profoundly moving, FATHER OF MY CHILDREN offers a rare insight into the joys and challenges of family life, yet is also a must-see experience for anyone with an interest in – or love for – the world of cinema.