La Cage Dore

La Cage Doree

Sunday, November 16 - 06:30pm
At Rio Theatre

The Vancouver Foreign Fims Society invits you to a screening of the French movie `"La Cage Dorée" on the occasion of the event : A Latino Film Evening with " Un peu de la France"

"La Cage Dorée" (The Gilded Cage) directed by Ruben Alves
1h30 - 2013 - Comedy - Portuguese and French with English Subtitles

For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple of Portuguese immigrants, Mario for being a topnotch caretaker, José, a construction site supervisor by trade, for helping to do all kinds of jobs in the house. So, the day Maria and José announce their wish to return to Portugal, everybody is crushed. No, they just can't let them do a thing like that!

A delightful clash of cultures and classes, Ruben Alves's directing debut
brings a touch of Portugal to Paris, peppering his comedy of errors with
endless charm and humour. The script is keenly observed and Alves
makes good use of his own background, as son of Portuguese immigrants
in Paris. The way the working class characters and the bourgeoisie
change positions and attitudes is cleverly handled, while the ensemble
cast with its immaculate comic timing, shines on every level.

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