Driving Madeleine

Sacreblue! x SBS: The December Selection

Here is our December selection of SBS French films for a special francophone christmas season!

Written by Sacreblue!

22 Dec 2023

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Sacreblue! x SBS
The December Selection

Every month, Sacreblue! highlights some francophone films from the SBS catalogue.
These movies will be available for the whole month for free on SBS On Demand.

Here is our December selection of SBS French films for a special francophone christmas season!


Driving Madeleine / Une belle course (2022)

Director: Christian Carion

Cast: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte, Gwendoline Hamon, Julie Delarme, Thomas Alden, Christophe Rossignon, Elie Kaempfen


Driving Madeleine is the fourth collaboration between comedian Dany Boon and music-hall sensation Line Renaud. The film takes place all in one parisian evening, 92 year old Madeleine is on her way to a nursing home and takes the opportunity to, one last time, stop by places throughout the city which have held meaning to her. Through the course of the evening she recounts her life story to Charles who in turn, moved by her wisdom and perseverance opens up about his personal struggles.

Driving Madeleine is a tale about chance encounters and embraces the common realisation that inconspicuous little old ladies are storehouses of crazy and wonderful life stories.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Ricky (2009)

Director: François Ozon
Cast: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López, Mélusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret, Marilyne Even, André Wilms, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Véronique Joly


Ricky is a French fantasy film about a human baby who develops a set of functional wings, and how the parents cope with the child’s abnormality.


Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Aline (2021)

Director: Valérie Lemercier
Cast: Valérie Lemercier, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Fichaud, Roc Lafortune, Antoine Vézina, Pascale Desrochers, Jean-Noël Brouté, Sonia Vachon


Aline is a fictionalised portrayal of the life of Céline Dion. Exploring all stages of her life, from childhood through to middle age.

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and earned four nominations at the 47th Annual César Awards, including Best Film, and Best Actress for Valérie Lemercier’s portrayal of Céline Dion.


Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


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