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Madly in Life

Alex and Noémie would like to have a child but their plans get derailed when Alex's charismatic mother becomes increasingly zany in this tragic, sweet, and funny debut feature from Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot.

Comedy 2020 87 mins Not rated

Director: Raphaël Balboni


Alex and Noémie would like to have a child. But their plans get derailed when Alex's elegant and charismatic mother, Suzanne, becomes increasingly zany. Between the child they desire and the unmanageable child that Suzanne has become, everything is turned upside down. This is the story of a rodeo, the bumpy journey of a couple who discover parenting in reverse!

Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot’s debut feature tells the story of an unprecedented upheaval: the discovery of a relative’s degenerative disease. It’s a tragic, sweet, and funny story about a family that must learn to cope with dementia, vulnerability, and fragility. A film that is both dark and luminous, formidably embodied by a trio of striking actors with a desperate vitality.