Three French productions on a roll... the fourth on the last five days. It is French week on One Movie a Day. Not bad at all.
The Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6ème Étage) is a sweet movie that could be a lot more than that if not for the intruding love story. I'm usually addicted to love stories - I love love. But in this case, it took out a bit of the social aspects in the movie. Despite being set on the 60's, the debate about immigrant labor in Paris is relevant to these days of intense controversy about this subject.
The Spanish maids living on the 6th floor of a wealth building in Paris are refreshing, delightful, caring. And despite the consideration of how immigration is a way to better chances of work out of a country in crisis, how difficult it is to be apart from its own birth place is not absent from the story. It is sometimes submerged under the love story and joyful characters, but it is there. In a atmosphere of how important human relations are, inside of an ambiance of prejudice and social distance.
|The Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6ème Étage). Directed by|
Phillippe Le Guay. With: Fabrici Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia
Verbeke. Writers: Phillippe Le Guay, Jérome Tonnerre. France, 2010,
102 min., DTS/Dolby Digital, Color (Cable TV).
PS: French cinema is on the air if you live in Brazil. It is time for the Varilux Festival of French Movies: http://variluxcinefrances.com/