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.
Handsome Serge (Le Beau Serge), one of the earliest of the French New Wave of films in the late 1950s / early 60s, directed by Claude Chabrol, will the last film on the last day of the festival.
A young man, Francois, returns to his home town in rural France after many years, and is struck by how things have changed. His childhood friend, Serge, has become an alcoholic, trapped in a loveless marriage and given to bouts of violence and depression. The town people seem despondent and resigned to the fact that their community is on the wane. They resent Francois’s presence and criticism of their ways, but Francois is determined to do what he can to help, especially his former friend, Serge.
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.