Streaming: One Fine Morning and the best films about children parenting their parents

Mia Hansen-Løve’s bittersweet 2022 release, starring Léa Seydoux as a woman coping with the failing mind of her father, joins a select group of films exploring this most tender of ​life ​role reversals, from The Savages to Eat Drink Man WomanFrench director Mia Hansen-Løve has a knack for making unimpeachably delicate films about emotionally clobbering rites of passage.

She has navigated death, divorce and traumatic adolescence with a softness that never quite turns to mush.

Her most recent film, One Fine Morning – now available to stream on Mubi – takes the same approach to that strangest and most tender of life reversals, when children become their parents’ carers.

Following a Parisian single mother (a never-better Léa Seydoux) as she reckons with the complications of steering her elderly, partially sighted father through the national care home system, from grappling with his dementia to redistributing his book collection, it’s quietly devastating,…

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