15-year-old Krimo is in love, but he has a reputation to uphold - so just how is he going to declare his love to Lydia without losing face? Alas, by mugging up French!
Alliance Francaise, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is screening a French film, L’Esquive (Games Of Love And Chance), on 10th October, at Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet. The film is a story about an angel who passes by the high-rise housing projects on the outskirts of Paris, enthusiastically reciting dialog from Marivaux. Her name is Lydia, and she’s rehearsing The Game Of Love And Chance, her class show for the school festival.
Abdelkrim, known as Krimo, 15-years-old, falls for his classmate. He’s used to hanging out in the maze of the projects, loitering with his buddies, when suddenly he’s in love. But Krimo isn’t one for talk, and he has a reputation to uphold - so just how is he going to declare his love to Lydia without losing face?
There’s only one solution - bribe his friend Rachid, Lydia’s stage partner, and take his place in the role of Arlequin. Marivaux’s words will say what Krimo dares not avow. But this smart idea becomes a major battle for Krimo, who’s horrified to discover the amount of text he must learn by heart, and by his French teacher’s implacable demands. Will Krimo find the words he needs to say before rumor, jealousy and enmity make things go sour?
The film is directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, and has Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier and Sabrina Ouazzani in the main cast.
The film won four awards from the Cesar Academy, for the Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Female Newcomer for Sara Forestier.
Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.