The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film, Captaine Achaib (Captain Achab), on 22nd February at the Sarathi Studios, Ameerpet. The film has been directed by Philippe Ramos, and the cast includes Denis Lavant, Virgil Leclaire and Dominique Blanc.
The story is about a young boy who grows up to be the captain of a whaling ship and seizes the oceans. He becomes a frightening captain, and meets a dazzling white whale, Moby Dick.
An admirer of Bresson, Ford, Hawks and several contemporary action-film directors, Philippe Ramos directed his first short film, Vers Le Silence, in 1995. His first feature, Noah's Ark, starring Philippe Garziano and Emmanuelle Cornet, was released in France in 2000. Captain Achab is his second feature film.
Captain Achab won the Critic's Prize at the Locarno International Festival, 2007, and was selected for screening at the Rotterdam International Festival, 2008.
Entry is free. Please contact the Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736, or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.