September 2, 2011
Studio: Strand Releasing
Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Claude Miller, Emmanuel Carrere
Starring: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti
Copyright Holder: N/A
Directed by Claude Miller ("A Secret and La Petite Lili") and his son Nathan Miller, "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. 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.