I'M GLAD MY MOTHER'S STILL ALIVE

Directed by Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
US release date: September 2, 2011

Claude and Nathan Miller’s I’m Glad My Mother is Alive opens on Friday, September 2 in New York at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, I’m Glad My Mother is Alive was written and directed by father and son filmmaking team Claude (A Secret) and Nathan Miller. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas (César nominee for Best Male Newcomer Vincent Rottiers in a powerful performance) becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her (a riveting Sophie Cattani) single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb, and introduces himself. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her - part courtship, part obsession, which slowly drives him to an act of madness.

One of France’s best-known directors, Claude Miller started his career as an assistant to Francois Truffaut. Interested in the imaginary world of adolescents as well as troubled children-parents relations, Miller started his chronicle of confused teenagers with the 1985 L’effrontée starring Charlotte Gainsbourg whom he cast again in The Little Thief, based on a screenplay by the late Truffaut. With a prolific career spanning the last three decades, Miller’s most acclaimed films also include The Accompanist, Class Trip, Betty Fisher and Other Stories, La Petite Lili, and A Secret.

90 mns. In French with English subtitles. Not rated.

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