Women in Film 2019 | Alice
Dir. Josephine Mackerras | 103 min | 2018 | French with English Subtitles | Rating TBC
Alice, a perfect wife and mother who lives happily with her husband and child until the day she discovers her husband is living a double life.
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 isn't just one of the best films of SXSW, it's an early front runner for one of the best films of the year." - Glide Magazine
"So powerful (...) A poignant, painful, and darkly humorous film." - Black Girl Nerds
Grand Jury Prize, SXSW Film Festival 2019
· Best Film, RiverRun International Film Festival 2019
About the filmmakers: Josephine Mackerras
Multi-award-winning filmmaker Josephine Mackerras grew up in Australia and China. Her shorts A Sign, Modlitba, L’enfant perdu, and Diva have been screened at various international film festivals. While in preproduction on a feature, Josephine fell pregnant and the project went sideways. Deciding to take things into her own hands, she wrote the screenplay for Alice and embarked on a journey to bring the film to life.
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REMEDY FOR RAGE
About Women in Film & Photography 2019
Women in Film is part of Objectifs' annual Women in Film and Photography showcase. In recent years, communities across the world have responded to enduring social, gender, racial and economic inequality through collective actions such as #Metoo, the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter. At the heart of it, such movements are often fueled by anger and frustration at an ostensible lack of political will or means to effect systemic change.
Our fifth edition Women in Film presents the Singapore premiere of five international feature films that demonstrate how women filmmakers have created works that speak to local and global concerns, exploring how rage against discrimination, repression and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art. Co-curated by Leong Puiyee and Kelly Leow.
- The event description was updated. Diff#467594 2019-08-30 11:04:14