One Fine Morning
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Run Time: 112 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: French
Starring: Camille Leban Martins, Léa Seydoux, Melvil Poupaud, Nicole Garcia, Pascal Greggory
Sandra lives in a small apartment in Paris with her eight-year-old daughter. She regularly visits her father, Georg, who suffers from a neurodegenerative disease that undermines his capacities day by day. While she embarks with her family on an obstacle course through nursing homes to install Georg in a safe place, Sandra unexpectedly runs into Clément. Although he is unavailable, a passionate relationship begins.
Mia Hansen-Løve is a French film director, screenwriter, and former actress. She has won several accolades for her work. Her first feature film, All Is Forgiven, won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2007 along with Céline Sciamma’s Water Lilies. Hansen-Løve’s film Father of My Children won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, Hansen-Løve was awarded the status of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2016, she won the Silver Bear for Best Director for her film Things to Come at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, as well as becoming a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“One Fine Morning is yet more evidence of how far Mia Hansen-Løve can push her naturalistic style, using seemingly plain storytelling to advance intellectual ideas that rarely feel drawn from the mind because they are so in tune with felt experience.” ~ K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone
“It’s an economical and modestly scaled film filled out, with banked emotion and great finesse, by Seydoux and company.” ~ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune