The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, at Sarathi Studios, on 8th August. The film starts at 6:30pm.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is loosely based on a 1922 short story by F Scott Fitzgerald, and is directed by David Fincher, with music by Alexandre Desplat.
Brad Pitt plays Benjamin, born an aged whelp at the end of the Great War and promptly abandoned by his shocked father (Jason Flemyng). He's taken into care by Queenie (Taraji P Henson), the caretaker of a retirement home. Not only does he survive, he actually gets younger. He becomes friendly with Daisy, a resident's granddaughter.
Soon he's taking steps into the big wide world, he goes to sea, to Murmansk where he has an affair with the aristocratic, English Channel-swimming wife (Tilda Swinton) of an English trade minister. Death and disappointment follow, when he loses shipmates to an attack by a Nazi U-boat. He returns to New Orleans, where he's reunited with Daisy (Cate Blanchett) who has grown into a sensual ballet dancer, and whom he woos to no avail, even after he travels to Paris to visit her following a terrible accident she suffers.
A lot more happens in the film. America - the clothes its citizens wear, the wars it wages - changes. And, like a less sentimental version of Forrest Gump, at the centre of all this motion is Benjamin himself. Even he is unstable, getting younger, as the people he cares about hurtle in the other direction.
Entry is free for Hyderabad Film Club members. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy at 2373-2133 for further details.
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