ROSSY RETURNS! (To the Big Screen)

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Directed by Amanda Sthers
France l 2017 l 91 minutes
English, Spanish, French with English Subtitles
COMEDY[/fusion_text][fusion_text]In her on-stage conversation at the 2017 Festival, our Marquee guest Rossy de Palma dished about a new French production of an English-language comedy that she just finished shooting – MADAME, written and directed by French filmmaker and novelist Amanda Sthers.

Rossy told the Miami Film Festival audience assembled that night that shooting MADAME was one of the greatest experiences of her illustrious career.  MADAME also stars Oscar nominees Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel.

Rossy plays Maria, the Spanish housekeeper of an enormous Parisian flat owned by rich Americans Bob (Keitel) and Anne (Collette).  When a guest fails to materialize for an important dinner party, Anne insists that Maria fill in the missing place to keep the dinner party equilibrium.  Not realizing that Maria is actually a maid, British art broker David (Michael Smiley) falls in love with Maria and asks her to leave with him.

This light-hearted farce is one of the richest characters Rossy de Palma has ever had the opportunity to play.  She’s as hilarious and touching as any Chaplinesque character might be.\

By special arrangement, Miami Film Festival is creating a special engagement of MADAME to extend your Festival experience both before the Festival begins and for a few days more after the Festival ends, at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami and Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Jaie Laplante

Jaie Laplante is the Miami Film Festival's executive director and director of programming. Learn more about Jaie on Programmers.