The Gilded Cage (La cage dorée)


City Opera House Wed, Jul 30, 2014 6:00 PM
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Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sun, Aug 3, 2014 6:00 PM
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:90 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:France
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rita Blanco
Joaquim de Almeida
Roland Giraud
Chantal Lauby
Barbara Cabrita
Lannick Gautry
Director:Ruben Alves
Produced by:Danièle Delorme
Laetitia Galitzine
Hugo Gélin
Screenwriter:Ruben Alves
Jean-André Yerlès
Hugo Gélin
Cinematography:André Szankowski
Editing By:Nassim Gordji Tehrani


A box office smash in France, this delightful comedy follows a working-class Portuguese immigrant family in Paris headed by Maria, the concierge at a ritzy apartment complex, and José, the hardworking foreman at a prominent construction company. In their 30-odd years in France, they’ve made a modest but comfortable life in the service of others—so much so that when they inherit a winery back in their native Portugal and have their lifelong dream tantalizingly within reach, everyone they’ve worked for starts scrambling to find ways to keep them from leaving. As the son of Portuguese immigrants himself, writer-director Ruben Alves delivers a keenly observed comedy that satirizes stereotypes along cultural and class lines—a warm-hearted look at family and what it means to belong in society.