This film adaptation of writer Emmanuèle Bernheim’s account of her father’s death is Ozon’s critically acclaimed feature exposing a controversial topic with intelligence and wit.
The dilemma of assisted dying forms one key part, the complexity of troubled family relationships forms the other; both are handled with honesty and tenderness.
A strong cast commits authenticity to the dilemmas their characters grapple with. Potentially a deeply affecting watch, it explores with sensitivity the importance of choice when seeking dignity at the end of life.
Note: Contains scenes of stroke aftermath and end of life family discussion.
France 2021. 1hr 53m. Dir: François Ozon. Cast: André Dussollier, Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling. Language: French with English subtitles. Awards: 5 nominations. [Original title: Tout s’est bien passé]