City: Bhopal
Location: Bharat Bhavan
Date: Sun, 2010/08/29 – 11:00am
Price: Free and open to all
Category: Film screening

Coeurs / Private Fears in Public Places

by Alain Resnais (2006) with Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi, André Dussollier, Lambert Wilson (France, 125 mins.).

Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2007.

In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn. Dan has recently finished up a hitch in the Army, but rather than deal with his emotional issues, Dan prefers to get drunk. While he barely communicates with his girlfriend Nicole, she’s convinced they will still marry and opts to ignore his obvious problems. Lionel is a bartender who has become increasingly isolated and cut off from his friends as he looks after his father Arthur. Arthur, however, is in failing health and has little appreciation of his son’s sacrifices. Thierry is a real estate salesman who has fallen for one of his co-workers, Charlotte; however, Charlotte’s mild-mannered exterior hides a personality that thrives on emotional gamesmanship. And Gaelle, Thierry’s sister, is lonely and looking for a relationship, but her efforts bring her neither joy nor companionship.