Deepa H Ramakrishnan
PONDICHERRY: You can start your week with a bit of humour at Rathna Talkies on Anna Salai in Pondicherry where a festival of French films will be held from June 5 to 10 by the French Embassy, New Delhi, Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry, and Navasharshan Film Society. After two evenings of humour and laughter, you can sustain your appetite for good films with two thrillers and two dramas.
On the first evening, you will have "Tanguy," which is 104 minutes in length. Directed by Etienne Chatiliez, it is about a son, who refuses to move out of his parents home even though he is 28 years old. On June 6 "Mademoiselle" by Philippe Lioret, which is about a young woman. Then comes "Mercredi Folle" (meaning day off). On June 8 is "Read my Lips," a thriller, on June 9 is "A Matter of Taste" and on the last evening is "The Colour of Lies," a thriller.
"We organise the film festival every year to help further Indo-French cooperation and also to promote French culture, language and cinema. This is the fifth year that we are organising and at times we used to have two festivals in a year. The films that the Embassy given us are all recent modern films that portray life in France in its contemporary sense," said V Nallam, president, Alliance Francaise in Pondicherry.
"The films will have English subtitles and Rathna Talkies has promised to place a write up of the films stories in Tamil. No entry pass is needed to attend the films but seats will be available on a first come first basis," said M. Palani, secretary, Navadharshan Film Society.