2022 ( UK | Canada | France | Hungary | Belgium ) ( Comedy, Drama )
Starring: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson
Director: Anthony Fabian
Having spent years mopping up messes for the rich, rude and perpetually ungrateful, “marvellous” Mrs Ada Harris is certainly due some good luck. The long-suffering London cleaner, who has been scrimping and saving since her husband Eddie didn’t return from WW2, has come into a large sum of money. With her newfound fortune, Ada travels to Paris to buy a £500 Christian Dior dress – and the trip transforms her lowly life for good. Prepare yourself for a series of surprising twists that see her change the future of a fashion house, play matchmaker and enjoy a romance of her own.
Lesley Manville takes the lead in this charming post-war Cinderella story and perfectly portrays the loveable and disarmingly sweet Mrs Harris. This is a movie that simply sparks joy and is a good old-fashioned story charmingly told.