'The Father of My Children', directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2009.
Grégoire (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) is a happily married father of three and an independent film producer who somehow manages to juggle the never-ending demands of his company with his domestic responsibilities. Glued to his mobile and chain-smoking his way through meetings and crises, he maintains his sense of humour despite the incessant demands of his work. In addition to massaging artistic egos and keeping one step ahead of his bank, he reluctantly joins the family on an Italian holiday, but on his return, Grégoire finds he can no longer maintain any sane work/life balance.
Wonderfully reminiscent of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' in its evocation of the world of European cinema.
★★★★★ "An outstanding, undemonstrative family drama about depression" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian