The Alliance Francaise is screening a French film, 'Brodeuses' by Éléonore Faucher, at Sarathi Studios, at 6:30pm on 6th January.
'Brodeuses' or 'A Common Thread' is director Éléonore Faucher's debut film, and is an award-winning portrayal of 2 fragile women who, through their love of the art of embroidery, form a common bond which renews their faith in life. The film has a runtime of 89 minutes, and stars Lola Naymark, Ariane Ascaride, Marie Félix, Thomas Laroppe, Arthur Quehen, Jackie Berroyer, Anne Canovas, Marina Tomé, Elisabeth Commelin, Christophe Hatey, Yasmine Modestine and Annie-Claude Sauton. The script was written by Éléonore Faucher and Gaëlle Macé.
Claire, a 17-year old girl, works in a supermarket and lives alone, estranged from her parents. When she discovers she is pregnant, she has no other option than to give the baby up for adoption. To hide this fact from prying eyes, she asks the reclusive embroiderer, Madame Melikian, to give her a job. The latter is still mourning the loss of her son, who died in a motorcycle accident. As they work together, the 2 women discover a mutual understanding and friendship, which gradually alters Claire’s feelings towards her pregnancy.
The film won the Critics Week Grand Prize (Éléonore Faucher) and the SACD Screenwriting Award (Éléonore Faucher, Gaëlle Macé) at the Cannes Film Festival 2004, and also won the Best First Film (Éléonore Faucher) at the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2005. Éléonore Faucher was nominated as European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards 2004.
Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0736 for further details.