EVERYTHING WENT FINE
France, 2021, 110′, feature film
When Emmanuèle interrupts her work and picks up the phone, she doesn’t yet know how much it will change in her life. It turns out that her 85-year-old father is in a serious condition as a result of a stroke. However, the anxious heroine hopes that this time the man will also come out of it unscathed. She and her sister get caught up in the spiral of hospital life, spending most of their time at the bedside of the unconscious André. This is a moment for Emmanuèle to look back and analyze the complicated relationship with her father. The situation has been reversed in just one moment, as he has suddenly become entirely dependent on his daughter. Especially since a stroke has caused irreversible changes in the man’s body. When he wakes up and realizes that the only thing awaiting him is a slow decline into vegetation, he asks his daughter to help him die. But in France, this is tantamount to breaking the law. The master of French cinema, François Ozon, once again proves what a versatile filmmaker he is. This time he uses the formula of a drama to tell about family relations, responsibility, and the importance of decisions, which interest him much more than the moral dimension of euthanasia. The film stars European film icons Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier and Charlotte Rampling.