Everything Went Fine

France, 113m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened April 14–May 4, 2023

Part of the program

Based on the autobiographical novel by author Emmanuèle Bernheim (who had collaborated on Ozon’s screenplays for Under The Sand, Swimming Pool, and Ricky), Everything Went Fine is a dramatic change of pace for the genre-hopping director. After a debilitating stroke, 85-year-old art dealer André Bernheim (Alain Resnais regular André Dussollier) demands that his daughter Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau, beloved by French audiences since her teenage debut in the 1980 hit La Boum), help him end life on his own terms. Faced with a painful decision, Emmanuèle, with the grudging support of her younger sister Pascale (Ozon regular Géraldine Pailhas), begins sorting through the processes and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to fulfill her father’s final wish, as she is forced to reconcile her past with a complicated, stubborn, yet charismatic man. Featuring the legendary Charlotte Rampling (Ozon’s Under the Sand) as André’s estranged wife, along with cinema icon Hanna Schygulla (last seen in Ozon’s Peter von Kant) in a key cameo. A Cohen Media Group release

In French, German, and English; with English subtitles

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

A film by François Ozon

Beautifully upholstered and decked out with a starry cast.”

Todd McCarthy, Deadline

François Ozon has brought a tremendous understated confidence and artistry… The performances from Dussollier and Marceau are quietly outstanding.”

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian