December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SCREENING MONDAY DECEMBER 4 at the AMC ROLLING HILLS (7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.)
5 few weeks before it opens in N.Y. and L.A.
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Starring Line Renaud (a French national treasure) and Dany Boon
A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past.
“Of all the French movies I’ve seen this year – and there is never any shortage of French movies – Christian Carion’s Driving Madeleine is the one that has left the strongest impression…. it has an old-fashioned affection for storytelling and characterisation that often get lost when directors set out to be more ingenious than they need to be….It’s one of those increasingly rare moments in which one leaves the cinema feeling that the demands of heart and mind have been fully satisfied.” – John McDonald, Australian Financial Review
“What distinguishes this effort is just how mellifluously Carion blends the two worlds that meet within the cab and how traversing some tough terrain together takes both parties to a place they couldn’t have found without finding each other. It’s really touching stuff, aided no end by the warm performances from the two French veterans at the heart of the ride.” – Jim Schembri, jimschembri.com
Language: French (English subtitles)
Length: 1 hr. 30 min.