Everything Went Fine


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Apr 28, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Apr 30, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, May 1, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, May 2, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, May 4, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:113 minutes
Production Country:France, Belgium
Original Language:French, German, English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:François Ozon
Cast:Sophie Marceau
André Dussollier
Géraldine Pailhas
Charlotte Rampling


When André (André Dussollier) contacts his adult daughter, Emmanuèle, (Sophie Marceau) with a devastating final wish, she is forced to reconcile her past with him, in François Ozon’s powerful family drama “Everything Went Fine”.

André (André Dussollier) has never been the easiest of fathers. But when he suffers a debilitating stroke and calls on his daughter Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau) to help him die with some dignity, she finds herself faced with a painful decision. When Emmanuèle’s husband asks why André would make such a request from his daughter, her response is clear: ‘That’s why, because I’m his daughter.’

An adaptation of acclaimed French screenwriter and novelist Emmanuèle Bernheim’s memoir, “Everything Went Fine” is a detailed portrait of family relationships, and a frank account of the process involved in assisted dying. Steering clear of moral arguments such issues raise, “Everything Went Fine” focuses instead on Emmanuèle’s complex relationship with her unrelentingly stubborn yet utterly charming father, and how she comes to terms with his decision.

Acknowledging the emotional toil such a process involves, the film’s matter-of-factness elicits moments of humor that not only emphasize the characters’ humanity but make a weighty topic accessible.

Featuring stunning performances by Marceau and Dussollier, as well as a scene-stealing cameo by Charlotte Rampling as André’s ex-wife, “Everything Went Fine” finds veteran director François Ozon tackling a complex subject with intelligence and sensitivity.