Location: Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Date: Sat, 2012/09/29 – 5:30pm
Price: All are welcome
Category: Film screening
Alliance Française de Trivandrum will screen ‘ Mademoiselle Chambon’ as part of September Cinéclub.
Mademoiselle Chambon is a 2009 French film, directed by Stéphane Brizé with a screenplay adapted from the novel of Éric Holder. It was awarded a César (2010) for best adapted screenplay.
Mademoiselle Chambon is an elegant, moving tale of an unexpected romance.
Véronique Chambon leads a quiet, unassuming life in provincial town, earning her living by teaching elementary school and seeming spending much of her free time in the quiet of her rented apartment. Having asked the parents of her pupils to visit her classroom to talk about what they do for a living, she encounters Jean, a class parent and home builder who somewhat shyly explains his daily routine. Somehow, a certain spark ignites between the proper young teacher and the gruff contractor. Both sense the impossibility of their attraction, but neither lets it fade. Stéphane Brizé carefully constructs the elegant, moving tale of unexpected romance with enormous patience and delicacy, sensitive to the rhythms of this special relationship full of misconstrued signals and ambiguous feelings.