Country / Region
Year   |   2019
Format   |   DCP
Color   |   Color
Length   |   94 min
Rating   |   6+

Promised to a domestic life in the 1920s, Caroline manages to escape the clutches of a forced marriage and becomes a successful businesswoman. In parallel, her grandson Stéphane struggles to play the role everyone expects, until the day he comes out of the closet. A family saga based on private archive footage, Madame offers a dialogue between the filmmaker and his 90-year-old grandmother, challenging the taboos of gender and sexuality.


Stéphane Riethauser has worked as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator. After working for Swiss Radio Television as a journalist and director, he launched his production company Lambda Prod in 2007 and became an independent filmmaker.