SERVICE ENTRANCE / Les femmes du 6ème étage (France)

SERVICE_ENTRANCE                   Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening 

Conservative and tyrannical Jean-Louis Joubert, played by Fabrice Luchini (“Potiche,” “My Father’s Guests”, “Molière”), is unhappily married to Suzanne, a neurotic Parisian socialite (Sandrine Kiberlain, “Mademoiselle Chambon”, “A Self-Made Hero,” “For Sale”).  Enter a group of buoyant Spanish maids, refugees of the Franco regime, who live in the servants’ quarters on the sixth floor of their building.  Among them are Concepción (Carmen Maura, “Volver,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”) and
her niece María (Natalia Verbeke, “The Method,” “Dot the I”).  When the family maid suddenly walks out, Suzanne and Jean-Louis hire

María and life is about to change.  Presented out of competition at the 2011 Berlinale, SERVICE ENTRANCE is already a critical and commercial success in France. …. synopsis courtesy  of ColCoa Festival, Los Angeles,  April 2011

Writers:  Philippe Le Guay, Jérôme Tonnerre
Director:  Philippe Le Guay
Distributor:  Strand Releasing
Genre:  Comedy
Runtime:  104 min.
Country: 
France
Language: French | Spanish w/ English subtitles
Rating:  Not Rated

FESTIVALS: Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film, France ; Berlin International Film Festival, Germany; Rendezvous with French Cinema, New York; Col-Coa, Los Angeles

“Featuring strong support from veteran Almodóvar muses Carmen Maura and Lola Dueñas, Service Entrance is, in any language, a big-hearted delight.” – Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

 

Posted in 2011 Screenings, Screening Archive