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Mia Hansen-Løve

© Les films du losange
Un beau matin

Mia Hansen-Løve
2022 - France / United Kingdom / Germany - 1h52

Screenings : sunday 22 - 4:45 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - presented by Melvil Poupaud
Sandra, a young single mother, often goes to visit her sick father. She and her family are struggling to get health care for him when she meets Clément, an old friend she hasn't seen for a long time.
“Whereas Mia Hansen-Løve's previous film, Bergman Island, was open to the four winds (Romanesque, recursive, the bracing Swedish air), Un beau matin (One Fine Morning) opens in the repressed pain of a closed apartment door. Sandra is coming to see her father, who has a neurodegenerative disorder and who is beginning to have difficulties in distinguishing the world about him, objects, people, the meanings of things and of words. He has to be told how to open a door, where to look with the little remaining clouded vision he has so as not to lose all contact with the end of his existence – and you can imagine that for a filmmaker blindness is particularly painful (Sandra is an alter ego of Mia Hansen-Løve). Throughout the film Sandra goes from one facility to another to visit Georg, trying to combat the growing solitude his illness has condemned him to, the “coldness in the mind” that he describes without complaint. The encounter between Léa Seydoux and Pascal Greggory is so natural that the actors rapidly disappear leaving all the room needed for their characters: stripped of her glamourous aura, Léa Seydoux doesn't have time to be admired by men, or be pampered to by the camera; we see her walking in winter, riding her bike – bike scenes have always been key for Mia Hansen-Løve – in the summer, she tries to bring back her father by one way (books) or another (music). (…) The poignant charm of Mia Hansen-Løve's most beautiful films is in operation here, making her heroine an eternal teenager, with her backpack and her tears, full of sorrow and of hope”. (Laura Tuillier; Libération)

Cast : Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud, Nicole Garcia, Camille Leban Martins, Sarah Le Picard
Screenplay : Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematography : Denis Lenoir
Sound : Vincent Vatoux
Editing : Marion Monnier

Production : Les Films Pelléas, Mubi, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, ARTE France Cinéma

French distributor : Les Films du Losange