All is Forgiven

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In her striking debut feature film, Mia Hansen-Løve uses a minimalist style and a hand-held camera to tell an intimate story of missed opportunities and new beginnings. Pamela, a young woman living in Paris, attempts to reconnect with her father, a recovered drug user whose substance abuse led to the dissolution of the family. 

Pamela grows up in Austria, with her mother Anette and her father Victor, a French writer with a growing drug use problem. Her parents struggle with their relationship. They do not even speak to each other in the same language - she is Austrian, he is French. Victor's drug abuse is in full swing when Anette takes her daughter with her and moves to Paris. Eleven years later, Pamela, now a young woman, decides to contact her father again, against her mother's wishes.

All Is Forgiven is a Mia Hansen-Løve's ambitious feature film debut, which immediately attracted attention and was selected as part of the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes in 2007. The film is a testimony to the director's mature tackling of topics that still traverse her filmography: family relationships, the persistence of memories and the effects of time, and the possibility of love with and despite trauma. 

Director

Mia Hansen-Løve is a French director and screenwriter born in 1981. She started her career as an actress, before going behind the camera for several short films. She directed her feature debut, All is Forgiven, in 2007, which was nominated at Cannes. She went on to direct several award-winning films, such as Father of My Children (2009) and Things to Come (2016).  

Filmography

2016 L'Avenir / Things to Come
2014 Eden
2009 Le Père de Mes Enfants / Father of My Children
2007 Tout est pardonné / All is Forgiven
2005 Contre-coup (Kortfilm)


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