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.
Cleo From 5 To 7, a 1962 Rive Gauche film directed by Agnes Verda, will the first film on the 3rd day of the festival. The film stars Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dorothee Blank, Michel Legrand and Jose-Luis De Villalonga. The film is a mix of vivid verite and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand, and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina. The story depicts the life of a young singer, Florence "Cleo" Victoire, between 5 and 6:30 on the evening of June 22 in Paris.
Cleo is a pop singer who wanders around Paris while she awaits her biopsy results in fear that she may have cancer. As Cleo readies herself to meet with her doctor at 7pm, she meets with several friends and strangers while trying to grapple with mortality. Sensing indifference from those nearest to her, she finds herself questioning the doll-like image people have of her, and is overcome by a feeling of solitude and helplessness.
She finally finds comfort in the company of a stranger she meets in a park, with whom she is able to have a sincere conversation. He accompanies her to the hospital, where she meets the doctor who will give her the results of the exam.
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.