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Films

Jan 18, 2013
Cynical Poster of the movie L’enfer.

Bout of insanity

Alliance Francaise screen L’enfer (The Hell) for international film lovers. Directed by Claude Chabrol, the film revolves around Paul, a hotel manager, who develops paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. His life gets affected as he steps toward madness. Finally, the shell of his personality cracks completely, with tragic consequences. Venue: Alliance Francaise, Lodhi Estate on January 18; Time: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Entry is free.

Urban outlook

Directed by Sidharth Srinivasan, An Outpost of Delhi is the story of rapid urbanisation in Indian cities. The film is about three diverse residents of an unauthorised village called Aya Nagar, situated on the margins of the national capital and their socio-economic condition. Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road on January 18; Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.

American thriller

Those fond of English movies, can enjoy a supernatural thriller movie Passenger this week. The movie revolves around psychotherapist Claire Summers who treats survivors of a plane crash. As counselling begins, Claire suspects a foul play. The six airplane crash survivors mysteriously begin to disappear and the truth behind the tragedy grows ever more clouded. Venue: American Centre, KG Marg on January 18; Time: 6 pm. Entry is free.

Italian film

Focusing on the new Italian directors, the Italian Embassy Cultural Institute will screen the film Bar Sport directed by Massimo Martelli. The movie is about the lives of two sports persons, Piva, the football player with a powerful shot, the Great Pozzi, the invincible cyclist involved in an endless challenge with the famous Girardoux. Venue: Italian Centre, Chanakyapuri on January 19; Time: 6.30 pm. Entry is free.

Japanese comedy


Japanese director Shinobu Yaguchi's Adrenaline Drive,  is a slapstick comedy of robbers versus robbers. A gas leak explodes at a gangster headquarters. A shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money. The rest is chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed to glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot. Venue: The Japan Foundation, Lajpat Nagr IV on January 19; Time: 2 pm.
Entry is free.

Environmental issue


World Wide Fund for Nature will screen a movie Our Beautiful Planet to create awareness about the climate change. The movie will throw light on the environmental issues and includes a computer analysis of  climate change and presents the results of a questionnaire answered by over 7000 environmental NGOs . Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Estate on January 19; Time: 6:30 pm. Entry is free.


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