Date(s) - 19/12/2018
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
LONG FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL | DECEMBER 2018
The Alliance Française de Pune, as part of its Long French Film Festival, brings you a special selection of contemporary and classic French films every Wednesday, in association with Dario’s Trattoria! This month of December, end your year with a few light-hearted French films that bring the emotions of their characters to the forefront…
When Margaux meets Margaux/La belle et la belle
Comedy, Comedy-Drama 1h35min
-Movie in French with English subtitles-
Wednesday,19th December| 8 PM | Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar
A young woman called Margaux divides her days between shoplifting and two uninteresting boyfriends, lives with her best friend, Esther, and plans a short trip to visit her parents in Lyon. Meanwhile, an older woman called Margaux returns from her home in Lyon to attend the funeral of her old flatmate, Esther, with whom she long ago lost touch. After the two Margauxes meet at a house party, they begin to believe they are the same person at different ages. And while young Margaux realises she can ask older Margaux about the outcomes of her one-night stands, the older Margaux becomes convinced that she could potentially prevent young Margaux from making the same bad decisions that resulted in her lonely and unsatisfying middle-age life. Like GROUNDHOG DAY, Sophie Fillières’s film refuses to let the logic behind the timeslip get in the way of allowing its ramifications to play out to their full effect. Buoyed by accomplished lead performances from Sandrine Kiberlain and Agathe Bonitzer – who, despite bearing no resemblance to each other, are thoroughly convincing as the same woman – the result is a wry and often witty drama about whether some mistakes are in fact better off making.
In partnership with Institut Français and Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar.