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The Father of My Children

Le père de mes enfants

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
France, Germany, 2009


Grégoire Canvel has everything a man could want. A wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job. He’s a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films is precisely his reason for living. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs.

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The Father of My Children Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
A quiet but agonizing look at how difficult such a balancing act can be in the modern world.
November 03, 2010
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This is not an easy movie. It tackles big stuff– the biggest, really, like the precarious balance between present and future, family and work, business and art, mortality and immortality. But it breathes, nonetheless.
June 22, 2010
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Hansen-Løve’s greatest achievement here may be in the film’s sui generis structure: She sets up the terms as she goes with quiet authority, and even those that don’t wholly convince (the suicide scene itself; a subplot involving a secret family) don’t disrupt the film’s intricate and involving progression.
May 26, 2010
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