Based on best-selling author Paul Gallico’s much-loved novella, MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a cleaning lady in 1950s London who, in late middle age, falls madly in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides she must have one.
She slaves, starves and gambles in order to raise the vast sum required to pursue her dream. When she finally makes it to Paris, she not only conquers the intimidating world of Dior but changes the fate of the House itself. Her disarming authenticity charms all around her, and she, too, is ultimately transformed by her adventure.
☆☆☆☆ “a terrific family movie in a style audiences may not have seen since Mary Poppins”
“a gem that glitters like the trimmings on a gown”
“Lesley Manville wraps both arms around this role – and us – to deliver the message that the only wealth that’s really worth anything, in the long run, is kindness.”
Producers: Xavier Marchand, Guillaume Benski
Writers: Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian, Paul Gallico (based on the novel by)
Director: Anthony Fabian
Stars: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista