One Fine Morning

2022 France

Screening: 25th September 2023, 112 minutes

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Sandra is struggling with a father needing care because of his neurodegenerative illness, while alone she looks after her 8-year-old daughter. Will she find happiness when unexpected love comes her way through a married friend? A heartfelt look at loss and rebirth.

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Quite difficult watch. Delicately showing the difficulties in balancing caring for someone who is no longer themselves and the complexities of 'normal' life.
5
Very French! Lots of emotions - father's illness very realistic. Actors playing Sandra & Linn excellent.
5
Well acted. The realities of life for so many today! Good storyline and one has to anticipate in older age what we might have to face - hopefully not!
5
Really well acted. Covering sadness & the complicated nature of life & love.
5
Very down to earth but very well acted and enjoyable.
5
Very well filmed & a thoughtful sad film. Life eh!
5
An emotional whirlwind. Excellent exploration of relationships.
5
Beautiful but depressing. I'm surprised he came good.
5
A very poignant film. Well acted.
5
Care home scenes very evocative. Relationships are not easy - very good acting by all the cast. Good choice.
5
Thought provoking on Lise (?)
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Formidable. Great acting especially Sandra & Linn. Sad but 'vraisemblable' = true to life
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Life is for living!
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A really beautiful and tragic portrayal of the parallels between how when our life seems to come to an end, another begins.
5
Poignant - thought provoking. Sad. Liked the style of the film.
5
Close to home and we have all been there and experiencing similar fate!
5
Sad - brought back memories.
5
Very realistic - life is not always fine!
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A thought provoking and insightful reflection on a multitude of phases of life. Rather sad but a nice balance.
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Seize the day!
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It's sad to think how bad we can age.
4
Triumph of love.
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Beautifully observed but a little too long.
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Lovely. Natural. Bit long.
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Very good. Thought provoking.
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A moving well observed true to life film.
4
Sad story - too long - but a good story
4
Loved the 5 to 7 man! L'homme impossible!
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30 mins shorter for an #5.
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Very well acted. Highlights problems of good versus xx type of heroes
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Truly realistic. Not entertainment but a fact we all have to face. Very well acted.
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Too close to assess now.
4
A bit slow at time but excellent most of the time.
4
Interesting examination of love in many forms but rather slow.
4
Good but a little long. As it was slow I felt the end dragged a bit. But overall I enjoyed it.
4
Much like three episodes of a French soap with 632 doors opened and closed during the performance. Quite enjoyable however.
4
An excellent film dealing with so many issues - single parenthood, elderly parents, adultery, terrible illness and above all very deep love that we hope prevails.
4
I enjoyed the realism and relatability. It was extremely poetic when she talked about how his soul lived on in his library. It was also refreshing for a French film to have a happy ending with the affair.
4
What a big film, so much love, so much pain, so much tragedy. Life can be tough! Brilliantly acted. Well deserved 'happy end' - what a relief.
4
I enjoyed the film in spite of the fact that it was sad & anxiety inducing (the future!). But it gave a clear view of life as a series of vignettes & moments & there was hope in it, for a change.
4
A very natural film - a slice of life. Sandra was dealing with 2 very difficult situations at once, losing her father and potentially finding and losing love too. But it was rather slow and ultimately a bit under-whelming - compared with 'The Father' for example.
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Without doubt a very French film/take. Love wins in the end. The French care system doesn't seem any better than ours.
3
Not sure what it was saying, other than being a film about people at extremes - one leaving life & the other starting to live again.
3
Very depressing, not enough dialogue. Apparently social care is as bad in France as here. Certainly makes euthanasia a good discussion point.
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Rather slow.
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not entertainment-many of us have had experience of a close relative with dementia in real life-don't want to watch a film about it (again! The Anthony Hopkins film had a similar theme)
3
The Romantic story did not contrast enough with the story of the father and the personalities did not come through enough. Good acting.
3
It was inoffensive but for me was a little voyeuristic as it did not seem to have a plot progression.
3
Useful for integrating & immersing myself in French film & culture (for A-level) - was like a window into someone's life.
3
Rather sad. Unsatisfactory ending. He was OK but she was still trapped with a man who wanted to have his cake and eat it.
3
Too long!
3
Very French. A bit depressing. I was a bit confused about what happened to Valerie.
3
Good in parts...
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Very sad but good.
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A very sad story.
3
Too close to the bone for enjoyment although the acting was excellent
3
Very French!!
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Very long film - felt like it anyway.
3
Didn't seem to go anywhere. Slow, hard to get the point. Very good view of 'real' Paris. Very slobbery kissing.
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Slow, predictable & very depressing.
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A slice of French life. Unsure of the theme & motive of the film.
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slow and incredibly tedious - Not sure what it was trying to be but ended up being a mundane tale of every day life
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One of the joys of Fleet Film for me, is seeing and experiencing films that I wouldn't ordinarily choose to view. That also means that sometimes the choices may be challenging or not to my liking, that being said, I am still able to recognise the film-makers art. But not with "One Fine Morning" This is the first time that I have given a film as little as a 1 star. Astonishingly, given the subject matter, I found the film tedious and laboured. Then again, perhaps that was the intended portrayal of everyday life. Not one for me but vive la difference.
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Slow, slow, slow. Depressing. Nothing to relieve the depression. Nasty 'lover'!

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