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Welcome to our Virtual Friday Night Film Discussions! We’ll be discussing “The Women on the Sixth Floor.” Fabrice Luchini plays a middle-aged man whose bourgeois life is upended by the Spanish maids sharing an apartment on a floor above his.

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch “The Women on the Sixth Floor” on Kanopy — the library’s video streaming service – and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register — you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card).

Please register to receive the program linkĀ  which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them). Contact ashlandprograms@minlib.net with any questions.

Synopsis

The French tradition of comedy built around impeccable timing and flawless acting is alive and well in this farce about a group of vibrant Spanish maids who shake things up in 1960s Paris.

Jean-Louis has a quiet, bourgeois existence, living peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid, Maria.

Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality in the form of the servants’ quarters, where he befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (refugees of the Franco regime). They teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house will ultimately transform everyone’s life.

Winner of Best Supporting Actress (Carmen Maura) at the Cesar Awards.

Running Time
103 mins
Year
2012

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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