WINNER - 2009 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - Special Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard)
WINNER - 2010 LUMIERE AWARDS - Best Screenplay
Mia Hansen-Løve's superbly perceptive drama is a thought-provoking and deeply moving portrait of a family undergoing a dramatic rupture.
Based loosely on the life of revered French producer Humbert Balsan, the film revolves around Grégoire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing), a man who seemingly has everything: a wife he loves (Chiara Caselli), three delightful children and a stimulating job. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema - free and true to life - is his raison dêtre. Grégoire devotes almost all his time and energy to his work. Except on weekends, which he spends in the country with his family - gentle interludes, precious and fragile.
With his exceptional charisma, Grégoire commands admiration. He seems invincible. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs. Despite this Grégoire ploughs on at all costs. Where will his blind obstinacy lead him?
FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is both a tribute to the trials and tribulations of film-making, and a moving meditation on loss and remembrance.