From Friday 24th July 2020
RFT is teaming up with Eureka Entertainment to bring the virtual release of Alice to RFT members.
For just £9.99 you will be able to stream this new award-winning release from director Josephine Mackerras from the comfort of your home. The film will be available from 24th of July and you will have 48 hours to view the film once you have paid for it.
The first 50 RFT customers can also receive a 10% discount when using code: readingft and RFT will receive 30% of the cost. So everybody wins!
After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child.
“France’s answer to Carey Mulligan (…) Piponnier dominates every frame with a mesmerizing screen presence.” – Indiewire
“The combination of the magnetic presence of Emilie Piponnier in the title role, and a svelte, unadorned screenplay makes for a watchable drama with real arthouse breakout potential.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
Australia/France 2019. A film by Josephine Mackerras starring Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey andChloe Boreham, 103min French with English subtitles
Winner: Grand Jury Award, SXSW Film Festival 2019
Winner: Cherry Picks Female First Award, SXSW Film Festival 2019
Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. When she learns that the bank will foreclose on their home in just a few weeks, she becomes desperate and visits the same escort service that Francois was addicted to in the hopes of finding a way to quickly make some cash and save the apartment. At first reluctant in her new profession, Alice soon begins to thrive with the help of another escort who befriends her, giving Alice both financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt before. But when Francois shows up again at their doorstep, Alice is forced to reconcile between the life she had shared with him and the new one she has built for herself.