My Mother
Filmfest 2004

Pierre, 17, lives with his grandmother where he receives a religious upbringing. Over summer vacation, he joins his parents in the Caribbean islands and is exposed to the unbridled behavior of a couple who hate and tear each other apart. After his father’s sudden death, his mother, Hélène, initiates him into a world of perversion. Although aware that his mother’s life is one steeped in alcohol and sex, the young man still adores her, convinced she’s a pure creature who’d been obliged to live with a disgusting man. Hélène takes him along on her outings, introduces him to Réa, a young and attractive woman, who happens to be her mistress. Via Réa, Hélène leads him into a life of orgies, debauchery... and death.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss, Jean-Baptiste Montagut

Credits

Director: Christophe Honoré