March 28, 2014



PRESIDENT :Suresh Maruthur
SECRETARY : Anoop Varma.G

Arvind Raghav
Ajaya Kumar.V.D.

March 10, 2014

"സ്നേഹപൂർവ്വം ഗാബോയ്ക്ക് "

Love in the Time of Cholera (USA / 2007 / 139 min)
Dir: Mike Newell
Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Benjamin Bratt.

Based on the novel of the same name, director Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera details a passionate love triangle between Florentino Ariza, Fermina Daza  and  Dr. Juvenal Urbino that unfolds in turn-of-the-century South America.  Young Florentino Ariza (Unax Ugalde) is a poor dreamer working as a telegraph operator and sees and falls in love with young Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), daughter of a wealthy mule trader Lorenzo Daza (John Leguizamo) who upon hearing of the infatuation whisks Fermina away as Florentino pledges undying love and fidelity to Fermina. Florentino's mother Tránsito (Fernanda Montenegro), his uncle Leo (Hector Elizondo), and his friend Lotario Thugut (Liev Schreiber) comfort him and try to encourage his mating with another woman, but as Florentino matures (now Javier Bardem) even the long list of sexual encounters cannot turn his mind away from Fermina. Fermina marries Dr. Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt), travels widely, has his child and ultimately discovers her husband's infidelity. Florentino inherits his Uncle's shipping wealth, becoming one of the wealthy class that would have made him an eligible suitor for Fermina when he originally met her. But time changes everything except Florentino's commitment to Fermina and after the death of Dr. Urbino, he has the chance to realize his long awaited dream of being with the now 70+ year old lover.

García Márquez: A Witch Writing
 (France / 1998 / 53 min)
Dir: Mauricio Martinez-Cavard, Yves Billon

This is an excellent documentary of the life, times, thoughts and writings of Colombian-born Gabriel García Márquez, one of the twentieth century's most notable authors who is most well known for his Nobel prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. García Márquez tells us in his own words, without interruption from an interviewer, about his early life in civil-war torn Colombia; his fascinating forays into other creative endeavors, including his law school student days, employment as a journalist (he later founded a journalism school/movement in Cuba); his work in the political arena; and his less well-known work as a screenwriter and filmmaker. He is at his best when ruminating about the unique and important roles and functions of writers in society, particularly in Latin American dictatorships.

Of Love and Other Demons (Del amor y otros demonios)
(Colombia / 2009 / 95 min) 
 Dir: Hilda Hidalgo

Love, faith and superstition cross paths in this drama adapted from a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Sierva (Eliza Triana) is a twelve-year-old girl who is the daughter of socially and politically prominent parents; however, their lives are hectic enough that they rarely see their own child, and Sierva has largely been brought up by the African servants who look after the house. Sierva is bitten by a dog and develops symptoms of rabies; unfortunately, it's a common local superstition that rabies is a symptom of demonic possession, and instead of taking her to a doctor, Sierva's minders put her in the care of a priest, Cayetano (Pablo Derqui). The bishop who oversees Cayetano insists he perform an exorcism, but the thirty-something priest believes in gentler, more forgiving form of worship, and as he tries to invoke the power of the Lord to help Sierva, he becomes convinced that she's ill, not possessed. But he also has issues of his own to confront when he finds himself drawn to the lovely but feral young woman.

No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba)
(Mexico / 1999 / 119 min)
Dir: Arturo Ripstein

In a small coastal town in Mexico in the late 1940's, an obstinate colonel of the anticlerical Cristeros War keeps waiting for the pension that has been promised to him but never delivered. Every Friday, he goes down to the docks, dressed in his best suit in anticipation of the arrival of the letter announcing his pension. Everyone knows that he is waiting in vain, but he refuses to face reality, even though, deep in his heart, he knows that the letter will never arrive. His wife is suffering from asthma; their son Agustin was killed by the fascists; and the roof over their head will soon be taken away because of the unpaid mortgage. Yet the Colonel stands by his dream, refusing to give up despite poverty and hunger