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La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) - French Film Festival

  • Friday, September 12, 2014
  • 7:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Bytwerk Theater

Join us for French cinema, brought to you by the French department at Calvin College.

All are welcome to enjoy some of the best films that French cinema has to offer. Films are subtitled in English. Free admission. For more information call (616) 526-6361.
Sponsored by the Calvin French Department and the Calvin Film Forum.

La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)
by Ruben Alves

In an upscale Paris neighborhood, Maria and José Ribeiro have lived for nearly 30 years in the cozy little concièrge’s apartment on the ground floor of a handsome 19th century building. This Portuguese émigré couple are universally liked: Maria is a diligent housekeeper, and José is a skilled handyman. Over the years, they’ve become an indispensable part of the daily lives of those around them.

They are so highly appreciated and well intergrade, that when they have a chance to fulfill their dream to return to Portugal and live a comfortable life, nobody wants to see the Ribeiros leave.

Just how far will their family, their neighbors and their employers go to hold them back? And deep down, do Maria and José really want to quit France and flee their gilded cage?

Unrated. Running time: 90 min.


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