You don't need an introduction to this one. You will, however, need an invitation.
As part of the monthly film screenings for its members, the Hyderabad Film Club is screening Braveheart, a US film by Mel Gibson, this Thursday evening, at the Sarathi Studios Preview Theater.
In Braveheart, Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, a 13th century Scotsman who became a legendary freedom fighter. This farmer turns into a warrior following the brutal murder of his wife by English troops. Although Scottish nobles were bought off regularly by the King of England, Wallace rallied ordinary Scotsmen from different clans to fight for their country’s independence.
In his second directorial turn, Mel Gibson (The Man Without A Face) proves himself a capable craftsman as he orchestrates several fierce battle sequences and draws out solid performances from Patrick McGoohan as the malevolent King of England, Sophie Marceau as the Princess of Wales, Brendan Gleeson and David O’Hara as Wallace’s two most trustworthy friends, and Angus McFadyen as a conflicted contender for the crown in Scotland.
Gibson’s William Wallace comes across as a heroic, courageous, insightful, selfless and singleminded leader. As a seeker of the Holy Grail of freedom, he is a true believer.
The movie won the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Director (John Toll) and Best Picture at the Academy Awards of 1995.
The screenings are open only for invitees and members of the Hyderabad Film Club. For details regarding membership and screenings, please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243.