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THE GILDED CAGE (France)
April 25, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
WEST COAST PREMIERE
For 30 years Maria & José Ribeiro have been living In an upscale Paris neighborhood,in the cozy little concièrge’s apartment of a handsome 19th century building. This Portuguese émigré couple are universally liked: Maria is a diligent housekeeper, and José is a skilled handyman. They are so highly appreciated and well integrated, that when they have a chance to fulfill their dream to return to Portugal and live a comfortable life, nobody wants to see the Ribeiros leave.
Writer/Director: Ruben Alves
Running Time: 91 min
Distributor: Pathé Films
Language: French|Portuguese w|English Subtitles
Rating: N|R but warning of coarse language
Starring: Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud
FESTIVALS : France, L’Alpe-d’Huez Film Festival; Germany, Fünf Seen Filmfestival; Switzerland, Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie de Bienne; Brazil, São Paulo International Film Festival; UK, Glasgow Film Festival; USA: Traverse City Film Festival, MI, Rendezvous with French Cinema, NYC; Canada, European Union Film Festival, Toronto
AWARDS: Alpe d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival 2013, Audience Award, Best Acting; CinEuphoria Awards, Best Ensemble – National Competition, Top Ten of the Year – Audience Award; Golden Globes, Portugal, Best Actress; European Film Awards, People’s Choice Award for Best Film, Latvia
“A comedy about generations and expectations, a story of family, work and the desire for transformation. A film of warmth and good-natured charm, well constructed and disarmingly told.” … Philippa Hawker, THE AGE
Official Website w/Trailer: http://www.palacefilms.com.au/thegildedcage/