France, 2017, 91 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Amanda Sthers, Not Rated
Miami Film Festival
"In her on-stage conversation at the 2017 Festival, our Marquee guest Rossy de Palma dished about a new French production of an English-language comedy that she just ﬁnished shooting – MADAME, written and directed by French ﬁlmmaker and novelist Amanda Sthers. Rossy told the Miami Film Festival audience assembled that night that shooting MADAME was one of the greatest experiences of her illustrious career. MADAME also stars Oscar nominees Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel. Rossy plays Maria, the Spanish housekeeper of an enormous Parisian ﬂat owned by rich Americans Bob (Keitel) and Anne (Collette). When a guest fails to materialize for an important dinner party, Anne insists that Maria ﬁll in the missing place to keep the dinner party equilibrium. Not realizing that Maria is actually a maid, British art broker David (Michael Smiley) falls in love with Maria and asks her to leave with him. This light-hearted farce is one of the richest characters Rossy de Palma has ever had the opportunity to play. She’s as hilarious and touching as any Chaplinesque character might be. By special arrangement, Miami Film Festival is creating a special engagement of MADAME to extend your Festival experience for a few days more after the Festival ends at Coral Gables Art Cinema." – Miami Film Festival
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