As a tribute to one of France’s greatest movie-makers Alain Resnais, who recently passed away, this Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 6.30 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the French film ‘Mon Oncle d’Amerique’ at Sunaparanta.
Film: Mon Oncle d’Amerique (1980, French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia and Roger Pierre
Duration: 126 mins
About the Film:
Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. Janine is a self-educated actress/stylist who learns that the wife of her lover is dying and must decide to let them reunite. Jean is a controversial career-climbing writer/politician at a crossroads in life.
This is a film that is likely to divide audiences but with a little patience reveals itself as a very astute analysis on what makes us human and how we react to various crisis situations in our lives.
The film won the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI prizes at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.