And contrary to what most people think, there are worse things than breakups in human relations.
The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film, Comedy Of Innocence (Comedie De L’innocence), at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, on 8th May. The film is directed by Raoul Ruiz, with Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Balibar, Charles Berina, Nils Hugon and Edit Scob, among others, playing important characters.
On the day of his 9th birthday, Camille announces to his mother, Ariane (Isabelle Huppert), that he wants to go home to his 'real' mother. Realising that her son isn't playing games, Ariane agrees to take Camille to an address he gives her, an apartment on the far side of Paris she doesn't know.
There lives an enigmatic woman called Isabella (Jeanne Balibar), whose own son, born the same time as Camille, had drowned two years before. Ariane looks helplessly on as Camille throws himself into Isabella's waiting arms...
Huppert (The Piano Teacher) and Balibar (Va Savoir) are both outstanding as the competing mothers in Raoul Ruiz's eerie and engrossing mystery which blurs the boundaries between psychological thriller and ghost story.
The entry to the movie is free. For further details, please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243.