Cinéma : Le complexe de Thénardier

 

Cinéma - Le complexe de ThénardierCity: Mumbai
Location: Prithvi House, Juhu
Date: Wed, 2012/10/17 – 7:00pm

 

 

 

In partnership with Institut Français and Prithvi Theatre

 

 

 

Le complexe de Thénardier, by Jean-Michel Ribes (73’)

 

Two women, two generations. Mother and daughter at first glance. But she’s her maidservant, her “adopted” daughter rescued from genocide.

 

In a war-torn country where danger lurks on every corner, the dialogue between the mistress of the house and her maidservant explores all the intensity and subtlety of this master/slave relationship, this impassioned and ambiguous bond of codependency in which each woman is victim and oppressor in turn.

 

José Pliya’s language is dense, poetic, scathing and refined. It paints a penetrating, but deliberately non-judgmental picture of the gaping trap of gratitude, frustrated rebellion and desire, the contradictory impulses and tangled secrets of love and hate that unite the two women.

Cinéma - Le complexe de Thénardier