French Ciné Club: "Les femmes du 6e étage"
The next French Cine Club screening will be "Les femmes du 6e étage" (US title: Service Entrance) 2011 - 106mins.
It's Paris, 1962. The marvellous Fabrice Luchini (Potiche) stars as wealthy stockbroker Jean-Louis Jouvert, who lives a staid bourgeois existence with his perfectly-presented socialite wife (Sandrine Kiberlain). But when the family's maid abandons them, into the residence comes Maria (Natalia Verbeke): young, hardworking, and - quelle horreur - Spanish! Remarkably, it doesn't take long for the building to become enchanted by the new arrival; Maria rallies the friendship of the other servants on the sixth floor (fabulous turns contributed by two of Almodóvar's favourite señoritas, Carmen Maura and Lola Dueñas) and soon, the balance of the household ruptures into wild, cross-cultural chaos...
Don't miss awesome French comedy on Wednesday, Feb 28th at 7pm in Social Sci 139.
FREE and open to everyone so bring your friends. Movie in French with English subtitles.