I'm Glad That My Mother Is Alive (Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante)

Based on a true story, "I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive"explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching Thomas finds her 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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Directors:

  • Claude Miller
  • Nathan Miller

Cast:

  • Vincent Rottiers
  • Sophie Cattani
  • Christine Citti
  • Yves Verhoeven
  • Chantal Banlier
  • Carole Franck
  • Françoise Gazio

Writers:

  • Emmanuel Carrère
  • Alain Le Henry

Producer:

  • Jean-Louis Livi

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