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Mia Hansen-Løve

© Les films du losange
Le Père de mes enfants

Mia Hansen-Løve
2009 - France / Germany / Belgium - 1h50

Screenings : monday 22 - 5:00 pm - Pathé - 2 - presented by Louis Mathieu - film teacher thursday 25 - 5:15 pm - Grand Théâtre
The charismatic and hyperactive film producer Grégoire Canvel has everything going for him: a wife, 3 children, a job he loves. He seems invincible, but his prestigious production company Moon Films is in difficulty.
Without naming him openly, Mia Hansen-Løve gives us a portrait of Humbert Balsan, a producer she was close to and who committed suicide in 2005, crippled with debt. “Le Père de mes enfants" (Father of my Children) is a film about love for cinema, collective creation, the unseen work of those behind the scenes, commitment. We see a man doing his job with nobility. Nonetheless the film is not just made for film professionals. It is first and foremost a film about family. Grégoire leaves two behind him in tears: the radiant family made up of his wife and daughters, who all too often complained about seeing him with a telephone to his ear; and the buzzing, nervy hive of his staff”. (Jean-Luc Douin; Le Monde)

Cast : Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alice Gautier, Manelle Driss, Eric Elmosnino, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Frot
Screenplay : Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematography : Pascal Auffray
Editing : Marion Monnier

Production : Les Films Pelléas, 27 Films Production, ARTE France Cinéma

French distributor : Les Films du Losange