Monday, March 7, 2022
After a stroke leaves him paralyzed in one arm, 85-year-old André Bernheim (Rendez-Vous favorite André Dussolier) demands that his eldest daughter, Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau), help him commit suicide. With the grudging support of her younger sister Pascale (Géraldine Pailhas), Emmanuèle begins sorting through the complicated processes and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to fulfill her father’s request. Based on an autobiographical novel by Emmanuèle Bernheim, the latest film from the ever-unpredictable, genre-hopping François Ozon is a dramatic change of pace from last year’s nostalgic and romantic Rendez-Vous selection Summer of 85. Unsentimental and often surprisingly funny, Everything Went Fine offers both a look at the logistics of approaching death on one’s own terms and a nuanced portrait of a complicated family, featuring the legendary Charlotte Rampling (Ozon’s Under the Sand star) as André’s estranged wife. A Cohen Media Group release.