EVERYTHING WENT FINE
Written and Directed by François Ozon
(Swimming Pool, Under the Sand, 8 Women, In the House, Frantz, By the Grace of God, Summer of 85, Peter von Kant)
Opens in New York on Friday, April 14 (Quad Cinema) and Los Angeles on Friday, April 21 (Laemmle’s Royal and Town Center)
followed by a national expansion
Starring Sophie Marceau (La Boum, Braveheart, Beyond the Clouds), André Dussolier (Same Old Song, Wild Grass,) Charlotte Rampling (Under the Sand, Swimming Pool, Benedetta, 45 Years,) Géraldine Pailhas (Young and Beautiful, Five Times Two) and Hanna Schygulla (The Marriage of Maria Braun, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Peter von Kant)
**Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival**
Cohen Media Group is pleased to announce that acclaimed French director François Ozon’s drama EVERYTHING WENT FINE will be released theatrically in NY on Friday, April 14 (Quad Cinema) and LA on April 21 (Laemmle’s Royal and Town Center) followed by a national expansion.
Based on the autobiographical novel by author Emmanuèle Bernheim (who had collaborated on Ozon’s screenplays for Under The Sand, Swimming Pool and Ricky), EVERYTHING WENT FINE is a dramatic change of pace for the genre-hopping director. After a debilitating stroke, 85-year-old art collector André Bernheim (Alain Resnais regular André Dussolier) demands that his daughter Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau, beloved by French audiences since her teenage debut in the 1980 hit La Boum), help him end life on his own terms. Faced with a painful decision, Emmanuèle, with the grudging support of her younger sister Pascale (Ozon regular Géraldine Pailhas), begins sorting through the processes and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to fulfill her father’s final wish, as she is forced to reconcile her past with a complicated, stubborn, yet charismatic man.
Unsentimental, devastating, yet often humorous, EVERYTHING WENT FINE finds writer-director François Ozon tackling a complex subject with intelligence and sensitivity. Featuring the legendary Charlotte Rampling (Ozon’s Under the Sand) as André’s estranged wife, along with cinema icon Hanna Schygulla (last seen in Ozon’s Peter von Kant) in a key cameo.
One of French cinema's most prolific filmmakers, François Ozon’s vast body of work includes Swimming Pool, 8 Women, By the Grace of God, Frantz, Double Lover, In the House, Potiche, Under the Sand, Peter von Kant and the upcoming The Crime is Mine.
New York’s Quad Cinema will host a week-long retrospective of François Ozon’s films, leading up to the opening of EVERYTHING WENT FINE. “An Ode to Ozon” (April 10-13) features six films from the director’s extensive filmography. Series highlights include 35mm prints of 8 Women and Swimming Pool as well as Cohen Media Group titles In the House, The New Girlfriend, and Double Lover.
“[EVERYTHING WENT FINE]’s honesty and intelligence keep you glued.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Affecting, surprisingly witty..... elegantly written, persuasively performed… a terrific Sophie Marceau and André Dussollier as father and daughter… Ozon’s smart, measured but still deeply human take on a hot subject” — Guy Lodge, Variety