Life: a user’s manual

Although radically different, these films both portrayed atypical family structures among the bourgeoisie; in particular they portray the impact of severe illness on the relationship between fathers and daughters. The French director François Ozon’s Everything Went Fine, adapted from the autobiographical novel by Emmanuèle Bernheim, begins punchily: within minutes, middle-aged sisters Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau) and … Read more