The French Embassy, in association with Alliance Francaise Hyderabad and Unifrance, is presenting Rendez-vous With French Cinema, from 4th to 7th February, at Prasads Multiplex. This festival will showcase the latest productions of an innovative, diverse and dynamic French film industry, in 5 Indian cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It will be an important moment in the Indo-French cultural relationship, for which cinema is one of the strongest underpinning ties.
Today, the second day, Caramel will be screened at 6:00pm. It is directed by Nadine Labaki, and has Nadine Labaki, Yasmeen El Masri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Adel Karam and Siham Haddad playing the central characters.
In Beirut, 5 women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women, and especially to this lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister.
In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood, between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.
There will be English subtitles, and entry is by invitations only, available at the Alliance Francaise office at West Marredpally. Please contact 2770-0734/2770-0736 for further details.