All Is Forgiven
Dir: Mia Hansen Love / France / 105 mins
Synopsis: Story of reunion between father and daughter after eleven years of separation. Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, and their daughter Pamela. Victor avoids getting any work done by spending his days, and sometimes his nights, out of the house. Very much attached to him, Annette trusts that he will get his act together once they move back to Paris. On the surface, everything seems fine, but Victor, who is addicted to both alcohol and cocaine, finds it increasingly hard to hide his addiction. The family moves to Paris to try and give Victor’s career a push, but this has almost the opposite effect. Victor doesn’t give up his bad habits and moves in with a junkie with whom he has fallen in love. Annette leaves Victor and disappears with Pamela. Eleven years later. Pamela is seventeen. She lives in Paris with her mother. One day she learns that her father lives nearby. She decides to see him again.