In 1957 London, Mrs. Ada Harris, (Lesley Manville) a widowed cleaning lady, becomes taken with one client’s haute couture Dior dress. Inspired to buy her own, Ada starts to save her pennies to fulfil her dream. After suddenly receiving a back-dated war-widow’s pension windfall, she travels to Paris to do so. She stumbles into a showing of Dior’s 10th anniversary collection and is befriended by André, the Dior accountant, and Natasha, a Dior model. However, the Dior director, Claudine (Isabelle Huppert), resents Ada’s intrusion into the exclusive world of haute couture and sets about sabotaging her attempts to buy her perfect dress.
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is a charming, feel-good pure escape from reality from start to finish.
Directed by Anthony Fabian | 115 mins | Cert PG