After a metatextual excursion with Bergman Island, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve takes a more conventional approach with her latest feature, One Fine Morning. Channelling a recent personal tragedy into another masterful, humanist drama, the great French filmmaker is very much back in the mode of Goodbye First Love and Things to Come.
The autobiographical element refers to a neurodegenerative disease that’s taken hold of university professor Georg (Pascal Greggory), prompting daughter Sandra (Léa Seydoux) – a widowed single mother to eight-year-old Linn (Camille Leban Martins) – to try securing a respectable and affordable nursing home place, while also attempting to salvage her father’s immense personal library. During all this, she reencounters an old friend, Clément (Melvil Poupaud), with whom she begins having an affair.
Ahead of One Fine Morning’s UK cinema release, The Skinny caught up with Hansen-Løve on the festival circuit to discuss the film, shooting on celluloid, and trying to make audiences forget they’re watching a movie…
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