Director: Christian Carion
Cast includes: Dany Boon, Line Renaud
2022 / 1 hour 31 mins / france, subtitles

Charles (Dany Boon) is a taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Some pressing personal debts are due, he's in danger of losing his driver's license to numerous traffic infractions, and his marriage, like Charles himself, is strained to the point of snapping. A quick fare in the suburbs seems like an easy distraction.

Enter Madeleine (Line Renaud), an immaculately groomed 92-year-old woman, who informs Charles that the trip today will not be a direct one. She is moving into a care home and would like to make some stops along the way, predicting that this might be her last car ride through the city. Initially exasperated and grumbling, Charles is slowly lured in by her warm charm and directness, fascinated by the stories she wants to tell.

This charming French film is a timely reminder of what is important in life and leaves you with a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past.

Thursday morning screenings include a free cuppa with your ticket.

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

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