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3.6
491 Ratings

The Father of My Children

Le père de mes enfants

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
France, Germany, 2009
Drama
  • French
  • English

Synopsis

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 that fit his conception of the cinema—free and true to life—is precisely his reason for living.

Our take

Mia Hansen-Løve’s sensitive and moving drama is quiet but exquisitely observed, blossoming with observations at once about the intimacy, challenges and dynamics of family life and of the French film industry. The father is based on Humbert Balsan, who produced Claire Denis, Von Trier and more.

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