A double portrait of a young boy slowly coming out of the closet and of the lady that was, even more than his own mother, the woman of his life – his grandmother. Based on private archival footage, MADAME takes us onto an intimate journey where Caroline, a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother, and her filmmaker grandson Stéphane explore the development and transmission of gender identity in a patriarchal environment. Promised to domestic life in the 1920s, Caroline manages to free herself from the clutches of forced marriage and becomes a successful businesswoman, defying the social rules of her time. In parallel, Stéphane struggles to play the role everyone expects in his Swiss bourgeois family until the day he comes out of the closet and sets off on a crusade against homophobia and sexism.
1 Blu-ray disc
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
94 minutes in French and English, with English and Spanish subtitles
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Region code: All.
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DTS 5.1 HD
Production year: 2019 in Switzerland
Director: Stéphane Riethauser
Cast: Stéphane Riethauser, Caroline Della Beffa, Luc Riethauser, Heike Riethauser, Olivier Riethauser
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