Buy Tickets

Driving Madeleine

Madeleine, leaves small suburban to join a nursing home, on the other side of Paris. Charles, a taxi driver, comes to pick her and in no hurry to reach, she asks him to go through places of the capital, which have counted in her life. (NR, 91 min.)


Monday, June 3, 2024

4:30 PM 6:45 PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

4:00 PM 6:15 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

4:30 PM 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 6, 2024

4:15 PM 6:30 PM

Friday, June 7, 2024

5:30 PM

Saturday, June 8, 2024

1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Monday, June 10, 2024

5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

4:30 PM

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

4:30 PM

Thursday, June 13, 2024

5:00 PM 7:00 PM

A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver and his fare, a 92-year-old woman whose warmth belies her shocking past. Charles (Dany Boon) is a taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Enter Madeleine (Line Renaud), an immaculately groomed nonagenarian, who informs Charles that the trip today will not be a direct one. She is moving into a nursing home and would like to make some stops along the way predicting that this might be her last car ride through the city. Their ride takes them through the momentous locations of her life and their brief friendship deepens as Madeleine listens to Charles confess his own worries. Boon, an actor best known for his comedic work, creates a dramatic portrait of a frustrated man facing a personal crisis of epic proportions. His darker, sharper edges allow Renaud (renowned for decades in France as a singer) to shine as the pure shimmering light that is Madeleine, reminding us that inside every seemingly benign elderly woman we might pass on the street is a warrior, a nurturer, and a spirited adventurer.

Starring: Line Renaud, Dany Boon , Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte
Director: Christian Carion
Language: French
Genre: Drama

Watch Trailer

"A little gem of a movie."

— Paul Byrnes, The Sydney Morning Herald

"The leads are both irresistibly cast with exceptional veteran stars who grab the heart and never let go."

— Anthony D'Alessandro, Deadline

"The beloved French singer Line Renaud plays a woman who forms an unlikely bond with a surly cabdriver in this heart-warmer."

— Beatrice Loayza, New York Times

"Madeleine’s story has many twists, going to a dark place. Renaud plays her as a survivor; someone who learned to endure. Her warmth is utterly irresistible."

— Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

"By the end of the film, all of us were in tears because it was so moving and insightful about how you can make a profound connection with someone simply by telling the truth."

— Barbra Streisand

"Both of the leads keep it low-key, with 95-year-old Renaud’s unfussy reminiscences dotted with defiant irony, and the initially unforthcoming Boon opening up under her cajoling as naturally as a flower."

— Phil Hoad, Guardian

"Renaud and Boon make a delightful couple, lovers of Paris will be thrilled as the cab passes various famous landmarks or drives down lesser-known suburban streets, and the sentimental ending jerks the tears."

— David Stratton, The Australian

"Madeleine is a showcase for its two leads; both are exceptional. So is the film, which gently reminds us to feel compassion for others since we never quite know where another person has been or where they might be going."

— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News