THE GILDED CAGE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES - Now show­ing State Cinema

THIS lovely, well- ob­served com­edy has been a break­out hit in France, and is sure to delight au­di­ences here as well. Af­ter 30 years of mak­ing ends meet in Paris, Por­tuguese emi­gre cou­ple Maria ( Rita Blanco) and Jose ( Joaquim de Almeida) re­ceive word the life they have al­ways wanted awaits back home. There is just one hitch: both are such val­ued em­ploy­ees, their bosses would rather they stay right where there are. Writer- di­rec­tor Ruben Alves works through an ever- es­ca­lat­ing se­ries of com­pli­ca­tions in fi ne style, adding just the right touches of lev­ity and long­ing as needed. A vast ar­ray of colour­ful sup­port play­ers serve as wel­come dis­trac­tions when pro­ceed­ings stray to­wards the pre­dictable. Good stuff.

NOT TO BE TRUSTED: Amy Adams and Chris­tian Bale in Amer­i­can Hus­tle.

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