Trail & District Arts Council’s MONDAY CINEMA presents Driving Madeleine at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail on Monday, Feb 26th @ 4 pm.
Doors open at 3:30 pm.
Madeleine, 92, calls a taxi to reach the retirement home on the other side of Paris where she must live from now on. She asks Charles, a somewhat disillusioned driver, to pass by the places that mattered in her life, to see them one last time.
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. As Madeleine’s extraordinary past emerges both lives are changed.
Watch the trailer https://youtu.be/w_ZLwuO2eg8
“Madeleine’s story has many twists, going to a dark place. Renaud plays her as a survivor; someone who learned to endure. Her warmth is utterly irresistible.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Driving Madeleine is a beautiful film that shows the connection that humans from different walks of life can experience and share. Moving, profound and touching, it is a real treasure of a movie.” – Flickering Myth
“A taxi ride across Paris is a sweetly nuanced journey within. (With food as a bonus. Naturellement.)” – Nobody’s Reading This But Me
Dir: Christian Carion / Cast: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz / France, Belgium / 1 hrs 31 mins / French / Drama / Not yet rated.
Tickets $12 at tickets.trail-arts.com or call the Box Office at 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm. If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
The Monday Cinema series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory. Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.
Films in the Winter Monday Cinema Series are:
January 8: Who’s Yer Father – In this laugh-out-loud caper, a small-town private investigator is hired by a wealthy seafood buyer to investigate the sale of black market lobster on Prince Edward Island. After joining forces with a scrappy convenience store owner, he uncovers much more than expected.
January 15: Fallen Leaves (Subtitled) – In modern-day Finland, two lonely souls in search of love meet in a karaoke bar. But their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost numbers to wrong addresses, and a charming, stray dog.
January 22: Dumb Money – In this subversively funny ‘David vs. Goliath’ true story, a regular guy, who sank his life savings into GameStop (the video game store) stock in 2021 and posted about it online, makes his followers rich and Wall Street billionaires angry.
January 29: Anatomy of a Fall (Subtitled) – In a remote town in the French Alps, a man is found dead in the snow and his wife is suspected of her husband’s murder, their blind son the only witness. Part legal thriller and part family drama, the film is a taut, suspenseful, and thrilling story about perception, truth, and ambition wrapped in a heady puzzle.
February 5: Maestro – A love letter to life and art, “Maestro” tells the complex love story of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein over 30 years, led by a pair of powerful performances, “Maestro” serves as a stirring overview of a tremendous talent’s life and legacy.
February 12: The Persian Version (Some subtitles) – In this dramedy, Iranian-American Leila strives to find balance between her opposing cultures. But when her large family gathers in New York a family secret leads the estranged mother and daughter to discover they are more alike than they know.
February 19: No film on Family Day
February 26: Driving Madeleine(Subtitled) – Madeleine, 92, calls a taxi to reach the retirement home where she must live from now on. She asks Charles, a disillusioned driver, to pass by the places in Paris that mattered in her life. As Madeleine’s extraordinary past emerges both lives are changed.
March 4: Scrapper – Georgie is a 12-year-old girl who lives on her own in London. She’s happy about it, in fact she’d rather have it that way. But, when her estranged father turns up out of blue, she’s forced to confront what’s really going on.
March 11: The Teacher’s Lounge (Subtitled) – Carla is an idealistic sports and math teacher at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. But as she tries to do everything right, the pressure threatens to break her.