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RFT Online film screening - Alice

Written, Directed and Produced by Josephine Mackerras

Watch anytime till 30 Jun 2021

Reading Film Theatre (RFT) is teaming up with Eureka Entertainment to bring the virtual release of Alice.



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.

RFT chair Juliet Hanfling has previewed the film and says:

"What would you do if you found out that your husband has spent everything (including your inheritance), leaving you and your son threatened with homelessness? Don't miss this great revenge movie which exposes the high-end market of prostitution: at times it made me laugh and at times it had me on the edge of my seat. You will be mesmerised by the stellar performance of Jules Milo Levy Mackerras who plays the small boy at the centre of the story."


For just £9.99 you will be able to stream this new award-winning release from director Josephine Mackerras from the comfort of home. The film will be available from 24th of July and you will have 48 hours to view the film once you have paid for it. 

The first 50 RFT customers can also receive a 10% discount when using code: readingft and RFT will receive  30% of the cost. So everybody wins!


Alice online screening