By Don Simpson | January 1, 2012
Smells Like Screen Spirit and Strand Releasing have teamed up to celebrate the January 3, 2011 release of I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive on DVD. How are we celebrating you might ask? Well, five of our lucky readers will win a copy of I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive on DVD!
Starring: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Yves Verhoeven, Maxime Renard, Olivier Guéritée, and Ludo Harlay
Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
Writers: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller, Alain Le Henry, Emmanuel Carrère (story)
Synopsis: Based on a true story, I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive explores childhood trauma and its dire consequences on adult life. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching Thomas finds her single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb and introduces himself. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her (part courtship, part obsession) which slowly drives him to an act of madness.
Okay. So, for your chance to win, provide the correct answer to the following I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive *trivia question in the Comments section below. Winners will be picked at random later this week. Good luck!!!
*The actress who portrays Thomas’ biological mother in I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive also plays a maternal character in a film that appears in the top 15 of Don’s Favorite Narrative Films of 2011. What is the title of that film?