The Railroad Lady


French Title: La Femme et le TGV
Genre: Short Film
Director: Timo van Gunten
Distributor: Innovative EYE – SND Films
Length: 30 min
Country: Switzerland
Select Awards: Academy Awards Nomination: Best Short Film (Live Action)

Friday, March 31 at 2pm (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
Saturday, April 1 at 10:25am (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
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Sometimes life seems to pass at 300km/h.

Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their worlds with each other. But Elise’s fairytale is cut short when the train line permanently detours for a shorter route to Paris. Not willing to do without her daily delight, Elise prompts a daring escape from her comfort zone and sets out to find the train conductor. The Railroad Lady (La Femme et le TGV) is inspired by true events and stars actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.

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