The Lists: In Contention's Top 10 Films About The Movie Business
With 'The Artist,' 'Hugo' and 'My Week With Marilyn' all on screens, we round up the best films celebrating their own medium
10. "Father of My Children" (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2009)
Half a quietly shattering family drama of loss and new beginnings, and half one of the most painfully accurate portrayals of the vagaries of independent film production yet put to screen, Hansen-Løve’s film takes inspiration from the life and death of esteemed French arthouse producer (and the director’s own mentor) Humbert Balsan, played in fictionalized form by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (pictured). It’s both a subtle tribute and a plea for the survival of an entire arm of French cinema.