Friday 24th June 2022 – Wednesday 29th June 2022Dir. François Ozon, France, 2021, 113 mins, subtitled. Cast. Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling.
Ozon’s highly acclaimed latest film is thoughtful, understated and beautifully performed. When 85-year-old André has a stroke, his daughter Emmanuelle hurries to see him in hospital. Sick and half-paralysed, he asks Emmanuelle to help organise the end of his life. Rather than agonising about the ethics of the situation, Ozon’s briskly unsentimental but tremendously tender film is interested more in its practical aspects. Smart, measured, and wrenching in part precisely because of its restraint, Everything Went Fine is a candid, finely wrought study of complicated family ties and the realities of assisted dying.