Father of My Children
Dir: Mia Hansen Love/ France,Germany, Belgium/ 110 mins
Synopsis: Story of a passionate film producer Grégoire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) who faces tough time in his career. Financially devastated Gregoire is supported by his family. On the surface Grégoire seems invincible, maintaining humour and charm as he juggles the never-ending demands of his company with his domestic responsibilities. But passion can also lead to obstinacy, and when Grégoire’s reserves – financial and emotional – reach a dramatic tipping point, his beautiful wife Sylvia (Chiara Caselli) and children share in the repercussions. The film reveals the kind of a turmoil that the rat race of fundraising and distribution of old films can cause: negotiation after another and hanging on the phone even on holidays. Engaging, restrained and profoundly moving, the film offers a rare insight into the joys and challenges of family life, which is based on a shocking true story of French producer Humbert Balsan who committed suicide in 2005.