• 2019
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Josephine Mackerras
  • Cast: Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloé Boreham

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Writer-director Josephine Mackerras’s powerful debut feature won the Grand Jury Award at SX, SW. Happily married Alice’s (Emilie Piponnier) life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband (Martin Swabey) has spent all their money on prostitutes and they are now a year behind on their mortgage. In a last-ditch bid to support herself and her child, Alice becomes a high-end escort, which challenges her perceptions of life and love. At times bitterly funny but always brutally honest, the film traces Alice’s journey to her own kind of freedom. [15]

Supported by James and Morag Anderson.

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20 Jul 20204 stars

A French woman turns to prostitution in this unexpectedly uplifting tale of deception and liberation

Some films seem powered by the sheer steam of their lead performance; Alice, the feature debut from Australian writer-director Josephine Mackerras, is one such film. Set in Paris, the winner of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival's Narrative Feature Award is a…

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