Alice et le marie

by Nicolas Pariser

Biografilm Europa

(France / 2019 / 103’)

A perfectly French-style drama, this film by Nicolas Pariser was a big hit at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What stands out is the brilliant performance of the actors: strong of his versatile talent, Fabrice Luchini steps into the clothes of an aling mayor who, after thirty years of working in politics, is running out of ideas. But his his beliefs and habits are about to be shaken: the young Alice, a philosopher, comes into his life (Anaïs Demoustier, a young emerging actress of French cinema). One sharp dialogue after the other, the protagonists investigate the meaning of things, like in a an Eric Rohmer film, comparing two diametrically opposed perspectives.