Alice

Alice

Tue
21
Tue Jan 21 6:30 PM
Selling Fast

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
103 Mins
January
Winner · Grand Jury Prize · SXSW Film Festival 

“The opening minutes of Alice make the case for Emilie Piponnier to be a movie star, and the rest of the movie keeps it up … [she] dominates every frame, with a mesmerizing screen presence”. - Indiewire

Alice (breakout star Emilie Piponnier) has what seems like a perfect life in Paris with her husband François and their young son, Jules. When François disappears, Alice discovers he’s been leading a double life, leaving her in a precarious financial position. Increasingly desperate as the bills pile up and she’s threatened with eviction, Alice finds freedom and purpose as a high-class escort. Elegantly balancing light and shade, the film moves purposefully from moments of riveting drama to levity, with a moving, often truly funny, realism that is born from an empathetic understanding of sex work.

Australian filmmaker Mackerras has crafted an understated and unadorned debut, striking for its lack of melodrama. Brimming with French style and a uniquely Australian depth of character, Alice is a true small budget success story, born to create post-screening conversation with its captivating, lingering presence.

In French with English subtitles


SPECIAL GUESTS: Writer/Director/Producer Josephine Mackerras, Actor Jules Milo Levy Mackerras and Composer Alexander Levy. 
January

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450