2019 / 93 mins / Subtitles available

Q&A Included This Premiere was shown from September 22 to September 26 2021

Directed by: Stéphane Riethauser

Language / Country : French / Switzerland

A family saga based on private archive footage, MADAME takes us onto an intimate journey where a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her filmmaker grandson explore the development and transmission of gender identity in a patriarchal environment.

Q&A Included

This includes the live Q&A with director Stephane Riethauser and special guest host Wendy Mitchell talking through Stephane's inspirations and why he decided to make Madame.

What we love about this film

An intimate look at the relationship between a queer grandchild and their grandmother showing that they had a lot more in-common than you'd first think. The documentary really shows what it's like looking out at the heteronormative cisgendered world as a queer person.

In the press

""A little miracle. A movie that keeps opening up to the world, that welcomes everyone in his lap.""

La Tribune de Genève

""Very beautiful, both poetic and disturbing, funny and revolting. A moving documentary.""

Le Temps

""A self-portrait without concession, of brutal honesty. An anthem to the conquest of freedom.""

La Liberté