Rose is a terrible secretary but a fantastic typist, so her boss resolves to make her the fastest typist in the world. Set in 1958, this French rom-com combines a Mad Men aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.
May 18, 2013
|6:30 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||
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Saturday Night Film & Party | Party at Il Fornaio with fashion by Oska follows the screening.
May 21, 2013
|6:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
It's the spring of 1958 in a village in Normandy. 21-year-old Rose (Déborah François) aspires to be more than just a housewife or an assistant at her father's small-town grocery, so she moves to another town and applies for a job as a secretary. Rose discovers, unfortunately, that she is a terrible secretary; she proves, however, to be a devilishly good typist. Her handsome boss, Louis (Romain Duris) takes her under his wing, and resolves to turn her into the fastest typist in the world. Rose is swept into a life of training, as if typing were an Olympic sport, as Louis coaches her to become a regional, national, and eventually an international speed-typing competitor. Rose's final challenge will be found at a typing competition in New York City. Find out if romance and speed-typing mix in this high- concept 1950s-era French romantic comedy that combines a Mad Man aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.
Régis Roinsard has always loved photography, learning filmmaking by working in each department on film sets before directing his first short film, 1994’s Les petites sales. Populaire is his debut feature-length film.
Sponsored in part by Il Fornaio, OSKA
|Principal Cast:||Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Miou-Miou|
|Running Time:||111 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Régis Roinsard, Daniel Presley, Romain Compingt|
|Editors:||Laure Gardette, Sophie Reine|
|Music:||Rob d’Orlando, Emmanuel d’Orlando|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|Language:||French, English, German|
|US Distributor:||Weinstein Company|
|International Sales:||Wild Bunch|