THE GILDED CAGE, Friday, April 4 - 6:00pm

North American Premiere

Maria and José Ribeiro emigrated from Portugal to France 30 years ago. She works as the devoted concierge of a posh apartment building and he is a site foreman. They raised two children, slaved away to satisfy the demands of their bosses in modesty and discretion until they get a large inheritance from Portugal. Is it not time to retire for them? Yes, of course they deserve it!
Somehow the news of the inheritance spreads and everything goes awry especially with the bosses who are going to do their best to keep the couple working. And no help from the kids: Manuel in high school wants to stay in France and Paula is in love with her father’s boss’s son... What a mess!

“… this cute comedy going from humor to seriousness,  from lightness to depth, has a full deck of cards to be a smash hit!” (Julien Barcilon).

A gem of a movie as it is funny, colorful and very moving with larger than life actors!



Copresented by Instituto Camões


Get your tickets :

For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.

* Service fees on tickets purchased through T.O.TIX
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.

Additional Info

  • Director: Ruben Alves
  • Country: France, Portugal
  • Cast: Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud, Chantal Lauby
  • Language: French (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Year: 2013
  • Nominations: Nominated for Best First Film at the César
  • Rating: PG
  • Festivals: Hong Kong French Cinepanorama ; French Film Festival - Bienne 2013 ; Warsaw Film Festival 2013


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