Christophe Honoré

France 110 min. min


Based in the novel by Georges Bataille. 17 year-old Pierre vows blind love to his mother, who isn’t ready to handle what her sons projects onto her. Refusing to be loved for something she isn’t, she decides to break all mystery and reveal her true nature, a woman for whom immorality has become an addiction. Pierre is going to ask her to initiate him into debauchery and go all the way in this more and more dangerous game…


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Christophe Honoré

He arrived in Paris in the 1990s, where he began working in cinema. After debuting with the short film Nous deux (2001), his feature films show him as a very personal creator, with a taste marked by a certain pop romanticism, and with an  extraordinary ability to integrate his idols into his particular and very recognizable imaginary. D’A dedicated a retrospective to him in 2019.

Filmography: Winter Boy (2022, D'A 2023), Guermantes (2021, D'A 2022), On a Magical Night (2019, D'A 2020), Sorry Angel (2018, D’A 2019), Les malheurs de Sophie (2016), Métamorphoses (2014, D’A 2019), Beloved (2011, D’A 2012), Man at Bath (2010, D’A 2019), Making Plans for Lena (2009, D’A 2019), La belle personne (2008, D’A 2019), Hôtel Kuntz (short film, 2008), Les chansons d’amour (2007, D’A 2019), In Paris (2006, D’A 2019), My Mother (2004, D’A 2019), Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002, D’A 2019), Nous deux (short film, 2001)

Christophe Honoré

Film information

Original Title: Ma mère (My Mother)
Director: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
Contact: The Bureau
With: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss
Country: France
Year: 2003
Format: 35 mm
Length: 110 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2019