Alice and the Mayor

Awarded in the Fortnight, Nicolas Pariser tells us about his film, political and sensitive

By Jacky Goldberg
Pictures by Thierry Lebraly

Temps de lecture 2 min.

Alice and the Mayor


Alice and the Mayor received one of the two great awards of the Directors’ Fortnight (The Europa Cinema Label Award). He directs a mayor of Lyon, Fabrice Luchini – sober than usual – who after 30 years of political life doubts and has no vision. A young philosopher, Anaïs Demoustier (seen in The French Minister or Bird People) is in charge of helping him rethink his magisterium. From this improbable encounter arises a dramatic comedy while finesse on the meaning of politics, and more broadly of life.

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