Alliance Francaise, together with the Hyderabad Film Club and with support from the Culture France and the French Embassy, is organising a French film festival to mark 50 years of new wave cinema, and as part of Bonjour India - A Festival Of France
, from 14th to 17th January, at Prasads IMAX. A total of 8 films will be screened at the festival.
Alphaville, a 1965 black-and-white French science fiction film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, will be the first film on the last day of the festival. The film stars Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Howard Vernon and Akim Tamiroff. The film won the Golden Bear award of the Berlin Film Festival in 1965.
Lemmy Caution, an Outland agent, checks into an Alphaville hotel as Ivan Johnson, a reporter from Figaro-Pravda. The hotel manager assigns him a room, a seductress and a bottle of tranquilizers for the evening. A disembodied voice, the synthetic voice of the ubiquitous Alpha 60 supercomputer, announces room availability and incoming telephone calls, and monitors every inhabitant's behavior.
Refusing the services of the ever-obliging seductress, he briefly struggles with an unknown assailant, but is eventually left alone to study his mission - to locate a missing agent named Henry Dickson, and the elusive Professor Vonbraun, creator of Alpha 60. He arranges a meeting with Natascha Vonbraun, who knows nothing of her father, and enlists her as his guide.
Free passes are available one hour before the show at the venue, and 2 passes will be issued per person, on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.