French Embassy & Alliance Française network in Ireland - Free Online Screenings

'Alice and the Mayor' (Alice et le maire) by Nicolas Pariser

Expired September 5, 2021 10:45 PM
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This film screening is presented by the French Embassy in Ireland, Alliance Française network, Cork French Film Festival and access>CINEMA.


The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau (Fabrice Luchini), is in a difficult position. After 30 years in politics, he has run out of ideas, due to an existential emptiness. To overcome this, his team decides to hire a brilliant young philosopher, Alice Heimann (Anaïs Demoustier). Alice enters the political fray and a philosophical dialogue between her and the Mayor blossoms. Literature, and political theory are on one hand, while on the other are technocrats and bureaucratic jargon. Dialogue is at the heart of this classy, lively comedy, with fascinating glimpses into the life of a public figure and the bureaucracy surrounding him.

“Talky in the best possible way, this is a classy but accessible piece of entertainment which is also food for thought.” – Screen International.

2020 César Award for Best Actress : Anaïs Demoustier

Winner Europa Cinemas award, Cannes Film Festival 2019.

This special free film screening is part of the 2021 Cork French Film Festival. For the festival's full programme go to:

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Nicolas Parisier
  • Cast
    Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier