Set in Paris, Lea Seydoux plays Sandra – a young, widowed mother who juggles her job as a translator with caring both for her young daughter and elderly father. Sandra’s life is further complicated when she embarks on a passionate affair with Clement, an old friend in an unhappy marriage.
Also starring Melvil Poupaud and Pascal Gregory, this is a gently poignant romantic drama shot through with the director’s characteristically charming touch. One Fine Morning received its World Premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where Mia Hansen-Løve won the Directors’ Fortnight prize; it has also received a Best Feature nomination at 2022 Chicago International Film Festival. One Fine Morning’s lead actress Léa Seydoux recently received a nomination for Best European Actress at the 2022 European Film Awards. One Fine Morning is a profoundly moving portrayal of love, loss and contemporary womanhood, featuring a career-best performance from Léa Seydoux.
Mia Hansen-Løve wrote this script during the winter of 2019- 2020. She was partly inspired by her father’s illness while he was still alive. In her own words, she was trying to make sense of what she was going through. And she wanted to explore how two opposing feelings, a sense of grief and rebirth, can dialogue, experiencing them simultaneously. Mia Hansen-Løve wrote the role of Sandra with Léa Seydoux in mind wanted to strip the actress of her seductive attributes, she wanted to film Seydoux with short hair and a bare head. She chose Pascal Greggory for the role of Georg because of his elegance, his restraint, his sensitivity, and a disturbing physical resemblance to her father and she describes the film as, “the story of what it’s like being in mourning for someone who’s still alive”.
One Fine Morning which will open theatrically in the UK and Ireland on 14th April 2023 and will stream exclusively on MUBI from 16th June 2023
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