#SXSW: “ALICE” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
When Alice comes to the realization that her husband has left her completely broke due to his addiction to escorts, she finds herself drawn into the life of high-end prostitution to save her home and provide for her son.
First-time Feature Director-Writer Josephine Mackerras has truly outdone herself with Alice. The complex Script and layered characters have created a Film with the ability to open people’s minds to the world of prostitution. Even though this Film has a lot to say about the world of escorts, it’s more of a story of one woman’s means at survival. Most importantly, it shows the way she chooses to control what she does in order to survive. The title role of Alice is performed captivatingly by Emilie Piponnier who expresses two contrasting emotions in every scene.
Alice won the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Competition. It screens at SXSW on March 10 at 11 AM at Stateside Theatre, March 11 at Alamo Lamar C at 8:15 PM, and March 14 at at Alamo Lamar E at 8 PM.