Mrs Harris goes to Paris
Show Date: February 19, 2023 7:30 pm
This wonderful feel-good film is a comedy-drama based on the 1958 novel by Paul Gallico. Lesley Manville plays Mrs Harris, a kind-hearted war widow who cleans houses for rich people in Chelsea, and who falls in love with one of her client’s beautiful Dior dresses.
She resolves to scrimp and save until she can buy one herself, then packs herself off to Paris where various obstacles get in her way. However, Mrs Harris stands her ground even in the face of the most withering French aloofness.
One of the films pleasures is the costuming, guided by archival Dior designs. This intoxicating parade of high fashion adds a sumptuousness and elegance that elevates the entire film. This is a feelgood fairy-tale – enjoy!
- (16 or under)