ALICE AND THE MAYOR

GIVEAWAY: Audience members at the Dec. 8 screening will receive a free, one-year individual membership to the Alliance Française of Washington, DC

[ALICE ET LE MAIRE]

Opening Night; U.S. Premiere

After 30 years in politics, Paul Théraneau (Fabrice Luchini), the mayor of Lyon, has become a creature of habit: over-cautious, bureaucratic to a fault and lacking the passion and ideas he once had. Enter Alice Heimann (Anaïs Demoustier), a recent Oxford grad with a degree in philosophy, newly hired for a job that, in the latest round of organizational shuffling, has been eliminated before it ever began. Inspired, for the first time in years, by his conversations with Alice, the mayor creates a new position for her before she can be slated for reassignment: to be his ideas person. The latest film from Nicolas Pariser will delight those who care about the thinking and practice of public policy and leadership, even as they despair at the reality of everyday politics as usual. Winner, Europa Cinemas Label Prize, 2019 Cannes Film Festival. DIR/SCR Nicolas Pariser; PROD Emmanuel Agneray. France/Belgium, 2019, color, 113 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

113 Minutes
Comedy-drama

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