Though fortunate enough to enjoy a run on the festival circuit, French drama Alice
is now set for its release in the UK, available this weekend on select digital platforms. The film, which focuses in on a woman who is left with nothing but debt when her husband packs up and leaves, turns to the world of prostitution, and this brings out a fine performance from the leading star Emilie Piponnier
. We had the pleasure of speaking to the actress (based in France) alongside the film’s Aussie director, Josephine Mackerras
– as we had a conversation bright and early in the morning in Europe, though as you’ll be able to see from the video below, was nearing bedtime over in Australia.
We discuss the project at length, and the balancing between the comedic elements of the film and the more profound and dramatic. We also chat about roles for