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The Father of My Children

A family is forced to learn a painful lesson about the man of the house in this drama from director Mia Hansen-Løve. Grégoire Canvel (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) is an independent film producer who runs a well-respected production company, Moon Films. For Grégoire, to work is to live, and while he loves his wife, Sylvia (Chiara Caselli), and their three daughters, Clemence (Alice de Lencquesaing), Valentine (Alice Gautier), and Billie (Manelle Driss), during the week he's practically a stranger to them. Grégoire makes a point of spending each weekend with his family at their cottage in the country, but even then separating him from his cell phone is all but impossible, and Sylvia and the girls are reaching the end of their patience with Grégoire and his obsession with work. Though there's no question that Grégoire is devoted to Moon Films, he's kept a secret from Sylvia and his daughters about the state of the company, and it's not until a sudden, desperate act forces Sylvia into leadership of the company that they come to understand the real reasons behind his unrelenting schedule. Le Père de Mes Enfants (aka The Father of My Children) was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the "Un Certain Regard" program.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
UPC: 0030306955391
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 81,710

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing Grégoire Canvel
Chiara Caselli Sylvia
Alice De Lencquesaing Clémence
Alice Gautier Valentine
Manelle Driss Billie
Eric Elmosnino Serge
Sandrine Dumas Valérie
Dominique Frot Bérénice
Jamshed Usmonov Kova Asimov
Igor Hansen-Love Arthur Malkavian
Magne Havard Brekke Stig Janson
Eric Plouvier Attorney
Michael Abiteboul The Banker
Philippe Paimblanc Assistant Director of Laboratory
André Marcon Administrator

Technical Credits
Mia Hansen-Løve Director,Screenwriter
Pascal Auffray Cinematographer
Hélène Bastide Production Manager
Olivier Damian Producer
Bethsabee Dreyfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Olivier Goinard Sound/Sound Designer
Juliette Maillard Asst. Director
Philippe Martin Producer
Mathieu Menut Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Marion Monnier Editor
Raphaele Thiercelin Makeup
David Thion Producer
Vincent Vatoux Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Father of My Children
1. Opening Credits [6:05]
2. Say Something Nice [6:26]
3. Not In A Good Mood [6:11]
4. No Ordinary Chapel [6:12]
5. Put Your Card Away [6:10]
6. A Candle [6:34]
7. Kova's Distribution Deal [6:09]
8. Taking A Nap [5:54]
9. Going For A Walk [6:58]
10. Mourns The Death [6:26]
11. Let's Keep It [6:09]
12. Life On The Sly [7:36]
13. Good Luck [5:40]
14. Snooping Isn't Nice [7:18]
15. Movie I Mentioned [6:59]
16. Want To Flip It? [5:04]
17. What A Mess [5:14]
18. Ending Credits [3:45]

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