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Franco-Spanish Film Festival in capital

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Film buffs in the capital can beat the summer heat this time with the best of films from France and Spain.

Eight films, four from each country, will be screened at the Franco-Spanish Film Festival beginning later this month at the Alliance Francaise.

The films, all co-productions between France and Spain, include the 1963 Luis Bunuel classic 'Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre' (The Diary of a Chambermaid) and the Penelope Cruz starrer 'Abre los Ojos' (Open Your Eyes) by Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar.

'The Diary of a Chambermaid' starring Jeanne Moreau tells the story of an ageing bourgeois gentleman. His daughter is horrified by the very notion of sexuality, son-in-law is frustrated and his garner has a fondness for animals. 'Open Your Eyes' is about a young man who looks back into his romantic life from a psychiatric ward.

French master Bunuel's 'Belle de Jour' (1967) in which Catherine Deneuve plays the lead role is also part of the festival that will be held during April 28-May 5. The film tells the story of an unsatisfied wife of a doctor who gives free rein to the fantasies hauting her.

The other films include 'Pas si Grave' (Nothing's Serious) by Bernard Rapp, which is about three brothers trying to fulfil the last wish of their dying father, 'Los Amentes del Circulo Polar' (The Lovers of the Arctic Circle) by Julio Medem and 'Habana Blues' by Benito Zambrano, the story of two young Cuban musicians who share the dream of leaving Havana and becoming famous.

There is also 'Barrio' directed by Fernando Leon which portrays the lives of three teenage classmates who talk a lot about girls and very little to them and 'Plenilunio' (Full Moon) by Imanol Uribe.


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