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This is My Mother La vie de ma mère


Sponsored By

Karen & Fred Leitner

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
June 1, 9:15 pm
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Country France
Year 2023
Running Time 105 MIN
Language French
Director Julien Carpentier

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"An incredibly charming and moving first feature film." (Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa)

Recipient of a recent lifetime achievement César Award, Agnes Jaoui is unforgettable in this beautiful film about the unshakeable bond between a mother and her son. Pierre, a successful 33-year old florist, has his life turned upside down when his mother appears on his doorstep after a two year absence. Not your typical Jewish mother, Judith’s personality is a manifestation of the bipolar disorder that resulted in her being committed to a psychiatric clinic. Determined to ensure her return to the hospital, Pierre accompanies his mother on a 24-hour road trip that will test his patience even as it reinforces his love for her.

Presentation Details

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Review “Agnès Jaoui and William Lebghil dazzle as they tread the fine line between comedy and tragedy in Julien Carpentier’s incredibly charming and moving first feature film about bipolar disorder” Cineuropa