Location: Bharat Bhavan
Date: Sun, 2011/03/13 – 11:00am
Price: Free and open to all
La Fille du RER / The Girl on the Train
by André Téchiné (2009) with Emilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc (France, 105 mins.)
Jeanne lives in a tower block in the suburbs with her mother Louise, who makes a living looking after children. One day, reading an advert online, Louise thinks destiny has come calling. She nurtures the hope of getting her daughter engaged to Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. Jeanne and Bleinstein’s worlds are light years apart, but they meet thanks to an incredible lie thought up by Jeanne. The film is the history of this lie, which was one the biggest and most politicized media stories of the last few years.