Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
2022, France, 112 min
French with English subtitles
Sandra is a widowed young mother raising her daughter on her own, while also caring for her sick father. She’s dealing with the loss of the relationship she once had with her father, while she and her mother and sister fight to get him the care he requires. At the same time, Sandra reconnects with Clément, a friend she hasn’t seen in a while and, although he’s married, their friendship soon blossoms into a passionate affair.
One Fine Morning is yet more evidence of how far Mia Hansen-Løve can push her naturalistic style, using seemingly plain storytelling to advance intellectual ideas that rarely feel drawn from the mind because they are so in tune with felt experience.
– K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone
Hansen-Løve’s work is heartfelt yet profound, emotionally and mentally engaging in ways few films dare to balance. Her latest work, One Fine Morning is no different.
– Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com