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The Father of My Children

The Father of My Children
  • 2009
  • France/Germany
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Written by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Michaël Abiteboul
  • Language: French

Inspired by the fate of French producer Humbert Balsan, this impressively mature second feature from writer-director Hansen-Love is both a convincing portrait of the punishing realities of funding arthouse cinema and an affecting study of a family coping with an unexpected bereavement.

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The Father of my Children

2 Mar 20104 stars

(12A) 110min A charming and popular middle-aged man, Gregoire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) appears to lead an enviable life. Happily married to the Italian Sylvia (Chiara Caselli) with whom he has three daughters, Clémence (Alice de Lencquesaing…

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