I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive

I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive
Directed by Claude Miller
Nathan Miller
Produced by Jean-Louis Livi
Jacques Audiard
Alain Vannier
Screenplay by Claude Miller
Nathan Miller
Emmanuel Carrère
Alain Le Henry
Starring Vincent Rottiers
Sophie Cattani
Christine Citti
Cinematography Aurélien Devaux
Edited by Morgane Spacagna
France 3 Cinéma
F Comme Film
Orly Films
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Distributed by Metropolitan Filmexport
Release dates
  • 30 September 2009 (2009-09-30)
Running time
91 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $4.3 million
Box office $385.000[1]

I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (French: Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante) is a 2009 French film directed by Claude Miller and Nathan Miller.


Thomas, an adopted teenager and uncomfortable, goes in search of his past to understand why his mother abandoned him and his brother when he was 4 years old. He search his mother without telling either his brother or his adoptive parents. He then discovers that she is no longer with her biological father, she had a third son with another man and now she lives alone with that other boy she has not given up.



The movie was presented in several festival like the Montreal World Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Festival do Rio, the São Paulo International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.[2]

Critical reception

The film was well received by the critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 92% of 13 critics gave the film a positive review, for an average rating of 7.4/10.[3]


Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009 Montreal World Film Festival Best Screenplay Alain Le Henry Won
Grand Prix des Amériques Claude Miller & Nathan Miller Nominated
2010 César Award Most Promising Actor Vincent Rottiers Nominated


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