Madeleine, leaves small suburban to join a nursing home, on the other side of Paris. Charles, a taxi driver, comes to pick her and in no hurry to reach, she asks him to go through places of the capital, which have counted in her life.
The following screenings will be preceded by the short film, Rehearsing the Spectacle of Spectres.
- Sunday 10 December - 2pm
- Monday 11 December - 2pm
- Tuesday 12 December - 2pm
- Thursday 14 December - 2pm
In “Driving Madeleine” Boon plays Charles, a Parisian taxi driver struggling with the stress of mounting debt and a collapsing marriage. But when he picks up 92-year-old Madeleine (Renaud), his life turns around. The nonagenarian is about to be moved into a care home but, before that, she wants to enjoy one last drive through the French capital to re-visit some of her most poignant memories. Initially, grumpy Charles doesn’t want to take the job but as he spends the day with Madeleine he is soon charmed by her warmth and joie de vivre – and shocked as she slowly reveals the incredible story of her life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Christian Carion
Stars: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz