Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire)



Home Viewing Tue, Jul 28 12:00 PM
Home Viewing Wed, Jul 29 12:00 PM
Home Viewing Thu, Jul 30 12:00 PM
Home Viewing Fri, Jul 31 12:00 PM
Home Viewing Sat, Aug 1 12:00 PM
Home Viewing Sun, Aug 2 12:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Film Info
Original Title:Alice et le maire
Program:Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020
Virtual Cinema
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:103 min
Festivals & Awards:César Award - Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival - Europa Cinema Labels Prize
Website:Official Website
Director:Nicolas Pariser
Producer:Emmanuel Agneray
Serge Hayat
Genevieve Lemal
Cinematographer:Sébastien Buchmann
Screenwriter:Nicolas Pariser
Editor:Christel Dewynter
Composer:Benjamin Esdraffo
Principal Cast:Fabrice Luchini
Anaïs Demoustier


MSP Film Presents Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020!

While we are unable to host our annual Lumières Françaises festival in the theater, we are thrilled to bring you an exciting program of new French cinema to enjoy from the comfort of your home! We are partnering with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and Kino Lorber to present Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020! Each Tuesday we will bring you a new title in the Burning Bright series that will be available to rent for one week.

  • The Bare Necessity (Perdrix) available 7/14-7/19
  • Stars by the Pound (100kg d’étoiles) available 7/21-7/26 - Trailer
  • Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire) available 7/28-8/2 - Trailer
  • Stay tuned for more titles in August!

Watching the Burning Bright films directly supports MSP Film, thank you! Special thanks to FIAF, Burning Bright is curated by FIAF Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez with Louise Bertin and Louise Masson.

About the Film

After 30 years in politics, the mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau (Fabrice Luchini), finds himself in the middle of an existential crisis. He feels empty and devoid of ideas. As his aides scramble to solve this problem, they hire Alice Heimann (Anaïs Demoustier), a brilliant young philosopher from Oxford, to a communications post. She becomes an intellectual sparring partner for Théraneau, helping him tap into his former progressive ideas, as well as question the roots of the power and the political system.

A selection of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, Demoustier won the César for Best Actress for her thought-provoking performance.


"Of all the French actors, Fabrice Luchini is arguably the best at portraying men whose intelligence is an innate part of who they are." – The Hollywood Reporter

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