Everything Went Fine
Written by the renowned French director François Ozon, this film is a masterful reflection on assisted suicide.
When André (André Dussollier) contacts his adult daughter, Emmanuèle, (Sophie Marceau) with a devastating final wish, she is forced to reconcile her past with him. The movie is based on the eponymous autobiography of the main character, Emmanuelle.
Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas
French, German, English
- "It’s rich, infinitely complex and emotionally honest material. Marceau is flawless among a cast of near-perfect turns."
- Times (UK)
- "This elegantly written, persuasively performed drama finds the ever-unpredictable Ozon in his plainest, most pragmatic gear as a filmmaker."
- "At heart, in its firmness of pace and shotmaking, EVERYTHING WENT FINE is like a family procedural — sometimes tearful, sometimes funny, even suspenseful."
- Los Angeles Times
- "It’s life-affirming and teaches us something valid about life’s unexpected but unavoidable challenges, eschewing all temptations to give in to sentimentality."
- "Although the subject matter is serious, Ozon has directed here with a light hand and a cool and distant eye. He’s completely avoided melodrama, focusing on people going through their lives day to day. Thanks to his accomplished cast, and sophisticated approach, the emotions are there, but they don’t overwhelm the story."
- "Impressively eschews schmaltz for the matter-of-fact reality of an intellectual family with a history of complicated feelings. The cast well reflects their mutual affections around their alternately twinkling and acerbic patriarch, amidst legal hurdles."
- Maven's Nest
- "A meticulously balanced if oddly inert film."
- Washington Post
- "An emotional and complex portrait of a family in crisis."
- Cannes Film Festival
- Helsinki Int'l Film Festival
- New Horizons Int'l Film Festival
- San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival
- Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
- Busan Int'l Film Festival
- Vienna Int'l Film Festival
- Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
- Stockholm Int'l Film Festival
- Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival
- Zurich Film Festival
- and more...