REVIEW FOR MY FAVOURITE SEASON - FRENCH FILM BY ANDRE TECHINE
The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film, My Favourite Season, on 29th September, at Sarathi Studios.
My Favourite Season (Ma Saison Preferee) is a movie written and directed by Andre Techine in 1993, and the film has Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga and Jean-Pierre Bouvier playing the main characters.
The film concentrates on the obstacles faced by a maturing family over the course of 4 seasons in Toulouse, France. Emilie's (Catherine Deneuve) mother has suffered a stroke, and can't live alone on the family farm anymore. She lives now with Emilie and her family, but doesn't feel comfortable. Emilie decides to contact her own brother Antoine (Daniel Auteuil), with whom she hasn't had any relations for two years.
Familial conflict is brought to the foreground after the mother moves in with Emilie and her family, and her uncomfortable presence draws attention to Emilie's unhappiness and Antoine's instability. Emilie and Antoine relive their youthful intimacy as they cling to each other for support.
The film earned 7 nominations for the French Academy Awards, and was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.
Entry is free. 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.