The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film, Le Role de Sa Vie (The Role Of Her Life), at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, on 9th October. The film is directed by François Favrat, and has Agnes Jaoui, Karin Vdiard and Francis Huster playing the lead characters.
A freelancer at a fashion magazine, Claire Rocher (Karin Viard) is assigned to do a story about film star Elisabeth Becker (Agnès Jaoui); after some initial missed signals, the two women seem to hit it off, and Elisabeth offers Claire a job as her personal assistant.
At first Claire is taken aback, as she's always prided herself on her independence. Yet the chance to get close to an actress she admires, and to get to experience something of her world, proves a temptation she can't resist.
Director François Favrat, making his feature film debut here, has actually been represented at previous editions of Rendez-Vous; he co-wrote the screenplays for Seaside (Rendez-Vous 2003) and She's One Of Us (Rendez-Vous 2004).
The Role Of Her Life deals as much with the professional and emotional situation of women as with the behind-the-scenes of the movie business. Its portrait of the contemporary film world is funny, fierce and accurate.
The movie won the Best Screenplay award at the 2004 Montreal Film Festival, and Karin Viard was nominated for the César for Best Actress.
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.