Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is screening a French movie, La Repetition (The Repetition), at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, on 3rd February. This movie is directed by Catherine Corsini, and has Emmanuelle Beart as Nathalie, Pascale Bussieres as Louise, Dani Levy as Matthias, Jean-Pierre Kalfon as Walter Amar, Sami Bouajila as Nicolas and Marilu Marini as Mathilde, among others.
Friendship turns to love, and unrequited love leads to a dangerous obsession, in this moody drama. Nathalie and Louise grew up together and had been close friends since childhood, but while both were studying drama at the University in their early twenties, their friendship goes through an abrupt shift - while beautiful Nathalie enjoys flirting with the men in her classes, Louise's interest in her best friend turns into infatuation. When Nathalie indulges herself in a brief fling with a young actor, Louise is overcome with anger and jealousy, and tries to kill herself.
A decade passes before their paths cross again. Louise is now married to Nicolas, but soon finds that she's as strongly attracted to Nathalie as ever. Nathalie appreciates Louise's support and friendship, but she soon begins to chafe under Louise's obsessive attention, and she wonders if history might be repeating itself.
La Repetition was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, with writer and director Catherine Corsini earning a nomination for the coveted Golden Palm award.
Entry is free for everyone. 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.