Un Beau Matin (ENG SUBS)
Single mother Sandra (Léa Seydoux) lives with her eight-year-old daughter in a small apartment in Paris. In addition to taking care of her daughter and her busy job as an interpreter, Sandra regularly visits her father, an old philosophy professor who suffers from a neurodegenerative disease that causes him to deteriorate rapidly and can no longer live independently. While Sandra and her family are busy packing his things and the arduous search for a suitable care home, she runs into her old friend Clément with whom she lost contact. Despite Clément being in a relationship, the two have an affair and Sandra feels alive again after a long time. Un Beau Matin is a personal and loving French drama by Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island). Her new film is set in her hometown of Paris and starring Léa Seydoux (Crimes of the Future, No Time to Die) and is about the irony of life. Hansen-Løve partly drew inspiration for the script from her father’s illness, so that the story contains autobiographical elements. The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Director’s Fortnight and won the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film at Cannes 2022.