The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a French movie titled House Warming, at Sarathi Studio, on 27th October at 6:30pm.
In Housewarming (the original title of which translates to Remodeling: You Know When It Starts), Carole Bouquet stars as Chantal Letellier, a wealthy, powerful, and happily divorced Paris attorney who devotes a lot of her time to helping the city's poorly treated immigrants. Chantal wins over her judges with ease, and her life seems to swim along, until she decides to remodel her massive apartment.
She hires a former client from Colombia, Eduardo (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo), as her architect. He and his illegal immigrant crew end up soon end up wrecking her home.
There are other problems in Chantal's life, too. Poncin (Jean-Pierre Castaldi), a wealthy former client, falls in love with Chantal and begins to stalk her. Her young daughter, Pulchérie (Giulia Dussolier), has a crush on a worker with a questionable background who speaks no French and calls himself Betamax (Geovanny Tituaña). Chantal's teenaged son, Martin (Ferdinand Chesnais), quickly grows irritated with the destruction, and the workers' devil-may-care attitude. As Eduardo's ambitions grow, and the project's costs mount, Chantal's reserve of patience begins to wane.
Housewarming, directed by Brigitte Roüan, marks the last filmed appearance by legendary producer Humbert Balsan, who committed suicide in 2005. The film also stars Aldo Maccione, Didier Flamand, Sotigui Kouyaté, Bernard Menez, and Françoise Brion. Housewarming was shown by the Film Society of Lincoln Center as part of their Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in 2006.
Please contact 2770-0734 / 2770-0736 for further details.