This Thursday, 27th June at 6.30 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the French film, La Ceremonie (1995) directed by Claude Chabrol. We would also like to inform you that the European Film Festival will be held from 4th – 8th July 2019, the details of which will be out shortly.
Film: La Ceremonie (French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Claude Chabrol
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins
Director Claude Chabrol, who was a part of the French New Wave, made 50 odd films during his illustrious career and most of them were thrillers but in a different mould, his films would objectively observe the characters and their actions. Chabrol acknowledged the influence of Hitchcock on his films but was equally inspired by greats like Murnau, Lubitsch and Lang.
Adapted from the novel A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell, La Ceremonie, is about a young woman who is hired as a maid in a rather big and isolated mansion by a rich family. She befriends the local postmistress Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert) and both have something in common, as far as their past in concerned. With some twists and turns, it leads to some unpredictable events, also making it a study of human behavior. Both Sandrine Bonnaire and Isabelle Huppert won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival that year.
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