Free passes to watch French films at GSC

GOOD news for those who want to watch the French movies to be screened in Penang from May 20 to 25 under the 8th French Film Festival (FFF).

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) is giving away 300 free passes worth RM3,600 to readers of The Star to catch the movies at GSC Gurney Plaza.

Readers can redeem two FFF passes each with this article or the GSC listing published in The Star from today to next Monday.

Redemptions, open to those aged 18 years and above, can only be made at GSC Gurney Plaza from 11am to 9pm next Monday on a first-come first-served basis. Each person is allowed lto redeem a maximum of four FFF passes each.

This year’s festival features eight French movies with English subtitles. The genre ranges from mostly comedies and romance to a selection of drama and thrillers.

The movies are: I Am Not Here To Be Loved (2005), Love Is In The Air (2005), If You Love Me, Follow Me (2006), Breathless (1960), The Story of My Life (2004), Paris, Je T’aime (2006), Tell No One (2006) and Read My Lips (2001).

Taking centre stage is Tell No One as this film won Cesar Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best Music written for a film and Lumiere Best Film, World Audience Award among other awards in 2007. It is a thriller drama of a man accused for Margot Beck’s death. Eight years later, Margot’s husband receives an e-mail titled ‘tell no one’ which is linked to a video-surveillance web-cam showing a much older Margot – alive! The movie stars Francois Clu-zet, Marie-Josee Croze, Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas and Francois Berleand.

Read My Lips is another highlight. Directed by Jacques Audiard, it won the Cesar Best Writing, Jury Award Best Director and Actress in 2002. In Golden Trailer Awards 2003, the movie attained Best Foreign and Best Independent award and nominated Most Original. The movie is about Carla, a shy woman with a hearing problem who is looking for love. She finds Paul who leads her into a life of crime. Carla and Paul’s actions go from malicious to seriously criminal when Paul hatches a scheme to rob a nightclub owner to whom he owes money – a scheme that involves Carla’s keen skill as a lip reader.

For movie show times and more information, visit www. The FFF is presented by the French Embassy, Alliance Francaise and GSC.

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