The Father of My Children | Chicago Reader

The Father of My Children

A French film producer (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) begins to buckle under the weight of his financial problems, taking care to conceal his growing desperation from his devoted wife and three daughters. This warm, understated 2009 drama by Mia Hansen-Love devotes roughly equal time to the main character’s work and home lives, which he keeps rigidly compartmentalized. When the two suddenly merge, one begins to ponder whether a man’s artistic legacy can ever be as important as that part of himself he invests in his family. In French with subtitles.



  • Mia Hansen-Love


  • Chiara Caselli
  • Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
  • Alice Lencquesaing
  • Michael Abiteboul
  • Manelle Driss
  • Sandrine Dumas
  • Eric Elmosnino
  • Dominique Frot
  • Alice Gautier
  • Libertad Gills
  • Valerie Lang


  • Oliver Damian
  • Philippe Martin
  • David Thion

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