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Alice and the Mayor
(Alice et le maire)

Nicolas Pariser

"A lively, funny and touching exploration of the way we live..."

This clever and quirky political comedy from Nicolas Pariser follows the devoted Mayor of Lyon, Paul Theraneau (Fabrice Luchini), who, after thirty years in politics, has run out of new ideas. To remedy the situation, his aides bring brilliant 30-something philosopher Alice Heimann (Anaïs Demoustier) into the Mayor’s inner circle.

The resulting interactions between the Mayor and Alice provide a gateway into what proves to be a lively, funny and touching exploration of the way we live now through the filter of two generations. Talky in the best possible way, this is a classy but accessible film that will leave you with plenty of food for thought.