I'm Glad 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.
Cast: Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven, Sophie Cattani, Chantal Banlier, Vincent Rottiers
Directed by: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
Written by: Alain Le Henry, Emmanuel Carrère
Running time: 1hr 30min
Opens: Sep 02, 2011 NY
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