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Alice Unclassified 18+

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Josephine Mackerras’s SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner is an intimate story of one woman’s empowerment that also destigmatises common ideas about sex work. 

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) has what seems like a perfect life in Paris with her husband, François and their young son, Jules. When François disappears, Alice discovers he’s been leading a double life, leaving her in a precarious financial position. Increasingly desperate as the bills pile up and she’s threatened with eviction, Alice finds freedom and purpose as a high-class escort.

Australian filmmaker Mackerras has crafted an understated and unadorned debut, striking for its lack of melodrama and unsensationalised representation of sex work. Piponnier rivets as a woman who has always done what’s expected of her suddenly pushed to do what she never imagined she would have to. Alice’s transformation is revolutionary – defying patriarchy’s suffocating constraints and raising complex ethical questions without ever moralising on them.

“Piponnier dominates every frame, with a mesmerizing screen presence … a festival breakout.” – IndieWire


Third session added by popular demand

Tickets

3341
Wed 07 Aug 9:00 pm [3341]
Alice (103 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
2360
Thu 08 Aug 1:15 pm [2360]
Alice (103 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
7491
Sat 10 Aug 6:15 pm [7491]
Alice (103 mins)
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Chloe Boreham, Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey
Director
Josephine Mackerras
Producer
Josephine Mackerras
Screenwriter
Josephine Mackerras
Cinematographer
Mickael Delahaie
Composer
Alexander Levy
Editor
Marsha Bramwell
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Visit Films

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