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The Father of My Children - © Karlot Arlot

The Father of My Children

A Feature film by Mia Hansen-Løve

Produced by Les Films Pelléas

Release in France : 16/12/2009


    Grégoire Canvel has everything going for him. A wife whom he loves, three delightful children, a job that excites him. He's a film producer. Discovering filmmakers, accompanying films that correspond to his idea of cinema, open and free and close up to life - that's his reason for living. His vocation. Grégoire finds total fulfillment in his work, to which he dedicates almost all his time and energy. Hyperactive, he never stops, except for weekends, which he spends with his family in the countryside. These interludes are as precious as they are fragile. Grégoire's confident bearing and charm have won him admirers everywhere. He seems invincible. And yet, his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is unstable. Too many films produced, too many risks taken, too many debts. The dangers become clearer. But Grégoire continues to keep moving forward, no matter the cost. Just where will this headlong rush lead him? One day, he's obliged to face up to reality. A word hovers: failure. And a deep lassitude, which will soon, secretly, turn into desperation.



    The Father of My Children

    Trailer (english subtitles)

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Pelléas

    Foreign production company :

    27 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

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    International releases (23)

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    David Thion, Philippe Martin

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Auffray

    Production manager :

    Hélène Bastide

    Editor :

    Marion Monnier

    Production Designer :

    Mathieu Menut

    Costume designer :

    Bethsabée Dreyfus

    Screenwriter :

    Mia Hansen-Løve

    Sound recordists :

    Vincent Vatoux, Olivier Goinard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Continuity supervisor :

    Clémentine Schaeffer

    Casting :

    Elsa Pharaon

    Location manager :

    Stéphanie Delbos

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    Feature film

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    France, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Dolby SRD

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    Posters (6)


    News (18)

    Selections (28)

    French Film Panorama in China - 2010

    French Film Panorama in China (China, 2010)


    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    BFI London Film Festival - 2009

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2009)


    Films selected

    BIFF - 2009

    BIFF (South Korea, 2009)


    Films selected

    FIFF - 2009

    FIFF (Belgium, 2009)


    Official Competition

    Zurich Film Festival - 2009

    Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland, 2009)


    Official Competition

     TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) - 2009

    TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) (Canada, 2009)


    Contemporary World Cinema

    Awards (3)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2009 - © Annick Durban

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2009)


    Special Prize from the Un Certain Regard Jury

    Delegations (9)

    Presskit (2)

    Website (2)