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I’m Glad that My Mother Is Alive

Monday, March 15

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.”

Given up for adoption as a toddler, Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother, but if he finds her, then what? Like Truffaut—for whom he worked as an assistant—Claude Miller excels at charting the emotional responses of characters thrust into new, unfamiliar situations, here sharing direction with his son Nathan. It’s all beautifully acted by a cast of unknowns, and based on a true story.

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Claude Miller, Nathan Miller