Season 2

ALICE

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child.

ALICE, Directed by JOSEPHINE MACKERRAS | 2020 | 103 MIN

AUSTRALIA, FRANCE | FRENCH / DRAMA

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. When she learns that the bank will foreclose on their home in just a few weeks, she becomes desperate and visits the same escort service that Francois was addicted to in the hopes of finding a way to quickly make some cash and save the apartment. At first reluctant in her new profession, Alice soon begins to thrive with the help of another escort who befriends her, giving Alice both financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt before. But when Francois shows up again at their doorstep, Alice is forced to reconcile between the life she had shared with him and the new one she has built for herself.

***GRAND JURY AWARD – SXSW***
***CHERRY PICKS FEMALE FIRST FEATURE AWARD – SXSW***
***SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD – RAINDANCE***

Makes the case for Piponnier to be a movie star. She dominates every frame with a mesmerizing screen presence.” – Indiewire

“One of the best films of SXSW 2019.” – Variety

“Alice (rightfully) regards the choices of its heroine with respect and empathy.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A suspenseful exploration of society’s double standards.” – THE FILM STAGE

Monument Releasing is thrilled to team up with independent theaters for a virtual release of Alice. With the closures of physical theaters, this is a great way to support your local theater while still being able to have a movie-going experience from the comfort and safety of your home.

50% of net proceeds from tickets sold will be going directly to mamafilm!

ALICE - Indiewire