The Hyderabad Film Club is screening The Reader, at Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, on the 25th of July. Based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader's film adaptation was written by David Hare and directed by Stephen Daldry. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star in the film, along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom died before it was released.
The film tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer, who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crime trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past - a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.
Winslet and David Kross have received much praise for their performances. Winslet won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 81st Academy Awards for her role in the film. The film has also been nominated for several other major awards.
Also read: The fullhyd.com review of The Reader
Entry is allowed for members only. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841 for further details.