Movie of the Month

Summary

Film Title: Talk to Her

Event No : 2
Date of Screening : 8-Dec-2012
Venue and Time : Hotel Savera 10 am

Guest:
K. S. Ravikumar

Direction:
Pedro Almodóvar


Information

movie

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.

Language: Spanish
Running Time: 112 mins
Release Date: March 15, 2002
CBFC/MPAA Rating: R (MPAA)
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Produced by: Agustín Almodóvar, Michel Ruben
Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring:
Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, Rosario Flores
Music by: Alberto Iglesias
Shot by: Javier Aguirresarobe
Editing by:
José Salcedo

About the Film

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Trivia

  1. When Marco asks Lidia her name, he says something like, "It looks you've been predestined to it." That's because bullfighting is also known as "art of lidia".
  2. The bulls' bloodiness in the film is real.
  3. The real life father of Rosario Flores (Lidia) is Antonio Gonzalez, the same as in the film. This name can be seen in the newspaper where Lidia is reported to have died.

Awards

  1. Best Writing, Original Screenplay at The Oscars 2003
  2. Best Foreign language film at Golden Globe 2003
  3. BAFTA film award 2003 for screenplay and non-English film

About the Director

The most celebrated film-maker in Spanish industry was born in La Mancha, Spain. Unlike others, Pedro Almodovar did not have any formal education in film-making, primarily because the courses were cost consuming and also as Franco's government had the film-making schools closed during Early 70s.

His first feature film was Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980). Before moving on to creating the big picture, he devoted his time to make short films with help of his friends. A strong personality himself, Pedro's movies have always had strong female characters.


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About the Guest

K. S. Ravikumar is a multi-faceted personality in Tamil Cinema industry. An assistant to Bharathi Raja, he went independent in 1990, creating his first movie Puriyaadha Pudhir.

Known to be a director with Midas touch, he has created magic on big screen with films ranging from drama, action thrillers and his favorite forte of comedy. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has churned out 40+ movies as director and has earned many awards too.

Known for his Cameos, he has been associated with whos who of Tamil Industry including Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth.


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