The young freelance translator Sandra (Lea Séydoux) is alone in taking care of her 8-year-old daughter Linn (Camille Leban Martins) while regularly visiting her father Georg (Pascal Greggory), who is increasingly weakened by a neurodegenerative disease. which in a relatively short time has made him unable to carry out some of the most common everyday functions, as both his vision and memory fail. A short time before, he was still a professor of philosophy, but now the focus has shifted to finding the right care for him in new surroundings. A life upheaval that he himself does not fully understand and even less wants to come to terms with, which creates numerous problems for Sandra when he repeatedly puts a stick in the wheel. Georg deeply misses his wife Francoise (Nicole Garcia), from whom he has been separated 25 years earlier, but she still exists in their lives. One day Sandra happens to meet her old friend Clément (Melvil Poupard); the two have not seen each other for quite some time. Despite the fact that he is in another relationship and has a son of his own, they begin an affair, even though they both know better. The title should therefore not be taken completely at face value, there is of course something underneath, but in its brightest moments life and love are always the best nourishment to draw from and the film also contains a good amount of humour. The title Un beau matin is taken from a poem by the poet Jacques Prévert – is there anything more life-affirming than Paris in the morning with the streets full of busy Parisians enjoying a quick cup of coffee together with the obligatory croissant in one of the countless cafés around about in the street scene? Maybe the next morning will be better than the previous one. A lovely morning is directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, who received the Label Europa Cinemas award for her work on A lovely morning at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, a prize awarded since 2003 by a jury associated with the association of European art cinemas at various film festivals . In Cannes, the honor has previously gone to films such as Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang in 2016 and since twice Jonas Carpignano's for A Ciambra – A corner of Italy and most recently Chiara's choice .