Alice And The Mayor (Alice Et Le Maire)
Date & Time: Online
Tickets: Limited tickets available at: https://watch.eventive.org/franceinireland
Details: Nicolas Pariser / France / 2019 / 105 minutes
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzaw
We are delighted to partner with the French Embassy in Ireland, AllianceFrançaise Networkand Access cinema, in this specialfreeonline presentation.
Awards: Best Actress, César awards 2019 & Winner Europa Cinemas award, Cannes Film Festival 2019.
Synopsis: The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he has run out of ideas, overcome by an existential emptiness. He hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Alice enters the political fray and a philosophical dialogue between her and the Mayor blossoms. Literature, and political theory are on one hand, while on the other are technocrats and bureaucratic jargon. Dialogue is at the heart of this classy, lively comedy, with fascinating glimpses into the life of a public figure and the bureaucracy surrounding him.
“Talky in the best possible way, this is a classy but accessible piece of entertainment which is also food for thought.” – Screen International.