Kaikki meni hyvin (2021) – Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

François Ozon has brought a tremendous understated confidence and artistry to this very affecting film about euthanasia and assisted dying. There is a robust unsentimentality here, encapsulated by the throwaway gesture in the title itself, leaving us to decide what it exactly it is in the end which has gone “well”.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Early in Everything Went Fine, ailing 85-year-old André asks – instructs, really – his daughter Emmanuèle to help him end his life. After a brief period of understandable panic, she takes the assignment more or less in stride, give or take the odd cry behind closed bathroom doors. “Why would your father ask this of his daughter?” her bewildered husband asks her in bed one night. “That’s why, because I’m his daughter,” she replies, seemingly amazed he has to ask.

(…) Adapted from French writer Emmanuèle Bernheim’s memoir of her father’s death, this elegantly written, persuasively performed drama finds the ever-unpredictable Ozon in his plainest, most pragmatic gear as a filmmaker.

Guy Lodge, Variety

Theme: Dreams Never Age
Country: Belgium, France
Director: François Ozon
Screenplay: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo
Starring: Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas
Production: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer / Mandarin Films, FOZ
Duration: 113 min
Age limit: K12

Language: English, French, German
Subtitles: Finnish
Distribution: Scanbox Entertainment
Cinematography: Hichame Alaouie
Editing: Laure Gardette
Costume design: Ursula Paredes Choto
Make-up: Nathalie Tabareau