Women on the 6th Floor

Vernon Film Society Director: Philippe le Guay
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke
Run Time: 104 minutes
Country: France
Year: 2011
Language: French with English subtitles
Rating: 14A (Sexual content, violence)

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche, The Girl From Monaco) lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire María, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor servants' quarters. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids ,including Pedro Almódovar’s star Carmen Maura, (Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), the women teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone’s life.

" A wonderful ensemble piece of work, with plenty of texture, a few well observed social barbs (as is usual in films about the bourgeoisie) and occasionally unexpected twists and turns. " - Andrew Urban, Urban Cinefile

Reviews: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_women_on_the_6th_floor/

Official Website and trailer: http://www.thewomenonthe6thfloor.com.au/

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