THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

Directed by Philippe Le Guay
US release date: October 7, 2011

Director Philippe Le Guay’s latest film, The Women on the 6th Floor, was a big hit in France when it was released there earlier this year. It will have its US premiere in New York and LA on October 7th.

The film takes place in Paris in 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Natalia Verbeke) through whom Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. There, Jean-Louis befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids, refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him that there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and whose influence on the house will ultimately transform everyone’s life.

“[The French] have been making funny and agreeable movie farces for forever, and seeing The Women on the 6th Floor makes you hope they’ll never stop.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The Women on the 6th Floor opens in New York at the Paris Theater and in Los Angeles on October 7 before opening around the country.

This film was the recipient of the 2011 COLCOA Audience Award in Los Angeles.

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