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World Cinema

ALICE

Year 2019
Runtime 103 mins
Language French
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Sep 20
8:30 PM Eau Claire 6
Sep 22
2:30 PM Eau Claire 1

After discovering her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child.

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband François and their son, in Paris. When her credit cards are declined while shopping, Alice discovers that François has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that François has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. Feeling desperate, Alice visits the same escort service that François was addicted to.

Already winning several awards on the festival circuit, Josephine Mackerras’s directorial debut is a stand out in this year’s world cinema line up. She has crafted a intense, shocking, and deeply emotional punch to a relationship film.

Countries

Australia France
Awards
Grand Jury Award, Narrative Feature - SXSW 2019, Cherry Picks Female First Feature Award - SXSW 2019, Jury Award, Best Film - RiverRun International Film Festival 2019, Audience Award, Best Independent Feature - RiverRun International Film Festival 2019, Jury Award, Best Director - RiverRun International Film Festival 2019
Festivals
SXSW Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival
Director
Josephine Mackerras
Producer
Josephine Mackerras
Screenwriter
Josephine Mackerras
Cinematographer
Mickael Delahaie
Editor
Marsha Bramwell
Music
Alexander Levy
Cast
Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe Boreham, Jules Milo Levy Mackerras